Lately, I feel like I could eat pizza for dinner every night. And, that’s a good thing because we sure have been eating our fair share of it. With this extensive DIY house renovation taking place, there has been some serious take-out food happening at the LKBF abode. One day I’m writing about these tasty, homemade chicken wing dumpling cups and the next day I’m pounding down some slices of definitely-not-the-best-ever Pizza Hut pizza. Life is funny like that, I guess.
Until the house is finished, cooking or baking may be pretty sporadic around these parts. But, once in a while, we do take a break from the gallons of paint, many linear feet of trim, and at least 52 different varieties of screws. And when we do, we take advantage of that free time to make food that we know will not disappoint. That’s precisely how this pepper jack stuffed crust pizza came about.
This recipe is simple way to make an above-average pizza at home and also use up some leftovers. Step 1 – make our Crockpot Italian Beef. Step 2 – Serve the Italian Beef hoagies to your family for a couple of nights. Step 3 – Once their sick and tired of eating sandwiches, use the remaining beef and peppers for this pizza recipe! You know I just love a good crockpot recipe that will stretch dinner for days! Of course, if you didn’t make the crockpot beef ahead of time, you could always grill up a steak and slice it thinly for this pizza. You will want to quickly sauté some red or green bell pepper in olive oil to use as an additional pizza topping, too.
As if three cheeses and tender shredded beef toppings weren’t enough, you also have that crispy and spicy pepper jack stuffed crust. Crust is my absolute favorite part of a pizza. I just love dipping a deliciously cheesy and crispy crust into a big bowl of chunky blue cheese dressing. So much, in fact, that I usually end up eating pizza in reverse. This stuffed crust is almost like a side dish to pizza night. And, it so simple to create. Just stretch your dough a bit bigger than you ordinarily would. (We just let the extra dough hang over the edge of the pizza pan.) Place the cheese of your choice around the edge of the pan, then fold the extra dough over to seal in the cheese. A perfect stuffed crust, every single time!