Detroit Deep Dish Pizza

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How To Make Detroit Deep Dish Pizza

  • 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup warm water (120 degrees-130 degrees)
  • 2 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 3/4 cup onion (chopped )
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 7 oz. tomatoes, cut up
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. basil (crushed dried )
  • 1 tsp. oregano (crushed dried )
  • 1 tsp. fennel seed (crushed (optional))
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup onion (chopped )
  • 2 medium tomatoes (very thinly sliced)
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 cups cheddar (shredded )
  1. Cook 3/4 cup chopped onion and garlic in 1 tbsp. oil.
  2. Stir in tomatoes; tomato sauce; bay leaf; basil; oregano; fennel seed, if desired; sugar; and pepper.
  3. Bring to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  5. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine 1-1/4 cups of the flour, the yeast, and the salt.
  7. Add warm water and 2 tbsp. oil.
  8. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  9. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.
  10. Using a spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  11. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  12. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total).
  13. Divide dough in half.
  14. Cover and let rest 10 minutes. Grease two 11- to 13-inch pizza pans or baking sheets.
  15. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough into a circle 1 inch larger than pizza pan.
  16. Transfer dough to pans.
  17. Build up edges slightly.
  18. Prick generously with a fork.
  19. Do not let rise.
  20. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  21. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef and the 1 cup
  22. chopped onion until meat is brown and onion is tender.
  23. Drain fat.
  24. Crisp cook bacon and cut into 2″ pieces. Drain again.
  25. Spread pizza sauce over hot crusts. Sprinkle with ground beef mixture.
  26. Top with tomato slices and bacon pieces.
  27. Sprinkle with cheese.
  28. Bake about 12 minutes more or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly.

How To Make Detroit Deep Dish Pizza

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You can now make your own version of the all-time favorite Detroit Deep Dish Pizza. The combination of herbs, bacon, cheese, and beef in one delicious dish is truly irresistible.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 hr 12 mins
Total: 1 hr 32 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg active dry yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup warm water, 120 degrees-130 degrees
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • ¾ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 7 oz tomatoes, cut up
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried basil, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
  • 1 tsp fennel seed, crushed (optional)
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, very thinly sliced
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 3 cups cheddar, shredded

Instructions

  1. Cook chopped onion and garlic.

  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, bay leaf, basil, oregano, fennel seed, sugar, and pepper then bring to boil.

  3. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.

  4. Discard bay leaf.

  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the flour, yeast, and salt.

  6. Add warm water and 2 tablespoons of oil.

  7. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.

  8. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes.

  9. Using a spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
  10. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.

  11. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic for about 6 to 8 minutes.

  12. Divide dough in half.

  13. Cover and let it rest 10 minutes. Grease two pizza pans or baking sheets.

  14. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of the dough into a circle 1 inch larger than the pizza pan.

  15. Transfer dough to pans and build up edges slightly.

  16. Prick generously with a fork.

  17. Bake in a 425 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

  18. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook ground beef and the onion until the meat is brown and onion is tender.

  19. Drain fat.

  20. Crisp cook bacon and cut it into 2-inch pieces each. Drain again.

  21. Spread pizza sauce over hot crusts. and sprinkle with ground beef mixture.

  22. Top with tomato slices and bacon pieces.

  23. Sprinkle with cheese.

  24. Bake for about 12 minutes more or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly.

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