Sloppy Joe Pizza

Ingredients for Crust

2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp oil
2 tsp salt
2 cups hot tap water
4 1/2 - 5 cups Flour

2 Tbsp instant (quick rise) yeast
Ingredients for topping

1 lb lean ground beef
1 Onion chopped
1 Red Pepper chopped
1 large bottle of Masterpiece Original Barbecue Sauce
3 Tbsp tomato paste
4 cups cheese (mix of favorites or mozzarella)
1 tsp dried oregano
sprinkle of crushed chilies (for those who like a bit of heat)

Instructions
Method for Crust:
Put sugar, oil and salt in mixing bowl. Add hot water and stir in two cups flour.
Stir in the yeast and add 1/2 cup of flour at a time stirring until all the flour is mixed in well.
Knead for a few minutes until smooth.

Cover with towel and plastic bag and let rise for 20 - 30 minutes.  With greased or floured hands, scoop around the edge of the risen dough to deflate.

Spread out on a greased 18 X 13 inch cookie sheet pan. Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes

Bake at 400 F for about 10-12 minutes...until slightly browned..

Method for Pizza
While dough is rising . . .brown the meat and onion. Add chopped red pepper and simmer about 2 minutes. Add seasoning, tomato paste and 1/2 cup water. Simmer another 5-10 minutes.  Spread on baked pizza crust (hot or cold) Sprinkle with the cheese. Sprinkle on the oregano.

Bake about 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Large cookie sheet serves 6-8
Jan Tanis
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