Pizza Pie (with biscuit mix)

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Ok – I went all day yesterday without baking/cooking a single thing. I resisted the temptation!!! But since I had pizza on the menu for dinner, I went right to the Amish Cooking cookbook to see what options I had. I have made the Jiffy Pizza a few times and it’s a great recipe when you don’t have time to allow the pizza dough to rise. I had the time last night, and I wanted to do something different. So I chose a different recipe, one that required allowing the dough to rise for 30 minutes. Let me tell you – it was worth it! The completed pizza was amazing! Look at the “airy” crust!

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My husband and I both agreed we prefer this pizza crust recipe over the Jiffy Pizza one. Mainly because this one is so light! Now, again, I only used the dough part of the recipe. I didn’t add the toppings they have in the recipe. I used pepperoni on half the pizza and leftover pork on the other half. I also cheated and used pre-made pizza sauce. Hehe… One of these days I’ll be able to find a really great deal on a canner, along with obtaining the knowledge to can and I’ll make my pizza and spaghetti sauce..and can whatever else I can as well. Oh, mom!!!! I know, I really rely on her for quite a bit, huh? 🙂 It’s because she knows everything, duh! And if I want to know everything, I just call her. 😉

Alright, on to the recipe:

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DOUGH:

3/4 cup warm water                                       1 pkg. yeast (approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons – I looked it up :))

2 1/2 cup biscuit mix  (I have some pre-made, but you can use store-bought, or make your own – recipe here)

Dissolve yeast in water, add mix, mix well; then knead, roll out, put in pan and let rise for 1/2 hour.

FILING:

3/4 cup chopped onions                                    2 cups tomato sauce

1 lb ground beef, cooked                                    1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 tsp oregano                                                        salt and pepper to taste

Cook ground beef, onions and green pepper together. Add rest of ingredients. Cook together. Pour into crust and bake. Cheese and/or mushrooms may be put on top.

  • Mandy’s Hints: The above recipe is written just as it appears in the book.
  • I baked the pizza at 425 degrees for approximately 25 minutes

*The Amish Cooking cookbook has hundreds (maybe thousands? I haven’t counted and don’t plan on it..) of recipes and no names were listed as to whom to give credit to for the actual individual recipes. Therefore, I can not give credit to the proper person for this super yummy (and pretty easy!) pizza!

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