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When it comes to traditional American foods to enjoy at parties or get togethers, sandwiches and pizza top the list. So why not combine two great traditions to make a new one? This month, I'm offering a quick pizza recipe that has toppings inspired by a classic roast beef sandwich. Some items, like mushrooms, can be left out to be more true to a sandwich, but I like the extra pizzazz they add to the pie!
A mayonnaise base might sound unusual, and it is, but it gives this pizza a special flavor that's truly great. Add some great toppings and some extra fresh ones added after the pizza comes out of the oven, and you've got a pizza that will satisfy and entertain. Your guests will be asking for the recipe and making requests for future get-togethers! Enjoy!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place a pizza stone in the bottom third, if desired.
In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushrooms -- if desired -- and sauté until the onion is softened, but not browned and the mushrooms are golden. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, black and red peppers and the salt. Spread in a thin layer over the prepared crust. Arrange the roast beef, cooked vegetables and cheese over the crust. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove the pizza from the oven and arrange the tomatoes and green onions over the top before slicing and serving.
Yields: 4 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
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