Chicago Style Pizza
Prep. Time: 2:40
1 1/4 cups 110 degree water
.25 oz. pkt. active dry yeast
2 tsp. granulated sugar
2 3/4 cups (or more) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
3 Tbls. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 cup pizza sauce
12 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese - low fat okay
1/2 lb. ground beef - browned, crumbled
1/4 lb. Italian sausage - browned, crumbled
1/4 lb. pork sausage - browned, crumbled
1/2 cup pepperoni slices - diced
1/2 cup Canadian bacon - diced
1/2 cup ham - diced
1/4 lb. mushrooms - sliced
1 sm. onion - sliced
1 med. green bell pepper - seeded, sliced
2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese - low fat okay
-Stir together water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl; allow to sit
until foamy, about 5 minutes.
-In a separate bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups flour, cornmeal, oil, and salt.
-Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour yeast mixture into
-Stir to form a soft dough, adding more flour if necessary.
-Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead until elastic, about 7-10
-Transfer to a large bowl, cover with a damp towel, and allow to rise in a
warm location until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
-Punch down dough.
-On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 13" circle.
-Transfer to a greased 12" pizza pan or stone, folding the excess outwards
to form a small crust.
-Spread with pizza sauce and sprinkle with all but a
handful of the mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with meats and
vegetables; top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan
-Allow to rest in a warm location for 25 minutes.
-Bake in a 475 degree oven until crust is golden, about 25 minutes.
-Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
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wow!!! made it for the first time and had guests
to help with it...What an amazing pizza! It was a
great big hit... I highly recommend it toall
pizza lovers... Wonderful!!
I've made it twice now... and this is a super
duper.. first class..A-1 recipe... OUT OF THIS
husband craved true Chicago style pizza, so off
to the internet I went to find the best recipe
that reminded us of home. This recipe surpassed
all of our expectations. The crust is strong
enough to hold the weight of the meats and sauce.
I did alter the recipe by placing sliced
mozzarella directly on the crust, followed by the
sauce and meats. Don't' be afraid of all the
pepper, somehow it blends perfectly. I would cut
the sugar back next time. This was a delicious
true Chicago pizza that even filled our home with
the wonderful pizzeria blend of wonderful smells.
You can't get pizza like this south of the
Mason-Dixon line. Yum!
Chicago Style Pizza is fantastic!! I have made it
for several people. Truthfully, everyone tells me
it is the best pizza they have ever eaten. People
want this recipe when they eat this pizza!! I
always tell them where I got the recipe. Thanks
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