Exam Food- Kale Pizza with steak and grilled onions

My baby sister graduates from college with an accounting degree on Friday.

She is graduating with honors.

I didn’t graduate with honors….that’s for sure.

I barely made it though. I tell her it’s because she got all the brains in our family.

Or maybe it had to do with the fact that I never studied…

Anyway she is in the midst of final exams, but she stopped by my house last night on her way home.

I told her to sit right now and let me whip up some brain food.

Pizza with steak and kale.

It was yummy.

Ingredients minus the leftover steak
Raw pizza dough with pesto
Nancee Lee insisted on taking my picture while I cooked. And yes I know I have sunglasses on my head, and no I don’t know why they are there.
Raw pizza dough with pesto and mozz cheese.
Kale tossed in the remaining pesto and leftover steak with grilled onions.
Partial baked pizza, topped with steak and onions.
Partial baked pizza, piled high with kale.
Baked pizza, 12 minutes at 450 degres.
Nancee Lee holding her brain food dinner.

Here is the recipe I came up with:

1 pizza dough ( I prefer the Trader Joe’s brand)

3/4 cup olive oil

5 tbsp basil, chopped (I used frozen)

1 garlic clove, chopped (I used frozen)

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded mozz cheese

1 steak (I used leftover steak I had in the freezer)

1/2 onion

3 cups fresh, chopped kale

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and the grill to medium heat.

Spray pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. Knead the pizza dough and then stretch across the pizza pan.  Set aside to rest.

To make the steak and onion toppings: grill the steak just short of medium. Remove from the grill and let rest. Slice the onion into 1/4 inch wide segments and place on an oiled grill. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes, until nice grill marks can be seen. Set aside. Slice the steak until bite size pieces and set aside.

For the pizza sauce: combine olive oil, basil, garlic, pepper,sea salt and parmesan in a bowl. Using a spatula, gently spread half the mixture over the pizza dough. Top the sauce and dough with all the cheese. Place in the oven to bake for 6 minutes.

While the pizza is in the oven, toss the kale in the remaining pesto and season with a pinch more salt and pepper.

Remove the pizza from the oven after 6 minutes, top with the onions, steak. Pile it high with kale. The kale wilts during baking. Place it back in the oven for 6 more minutes.

Remove from the oven after six minutes and enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Exam Food- Kale Pizza with steak and grilled onions

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s