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1 lb Fresh Mozzarella, thin slices

1c Red Onion, shaved thin

1c Roasted red peppers, sliced

1/4 c Basil, chopped

2 Tbs Fresh Oregano, chopped

1 c Tomato Sauce

1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated

1  Pizza dough recipe, recipe follows

1 Beef sausage recipe, recipe follows


Pizza Dough

2 c All-Purpose Flour

1 c Warm water, 105 degrees F

1/4 tsp Instant Dry Yeast

1 Tbs Olive Oil

2 tsp Kosher Salt

Beef Sausage:

1 lb 44 Farms Ground Beef

1 Tbs Fennel Seeds, ground

1 Tbs Italian Seasoning

1 Tbs 44 Farms Salt and Pepper Blend

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • 2
    Once you have your dough in 12 inch round top with 1/2 c tomato sauce, top with sliced mozzarella, beef sausage, red onion, and roasted red peppers.
  • 3
    Bake in oven on a pizza stone for 5-6 minutes or until edges are browned and cheese is bubbly.
  • 4
    Remove from oven and top with chopped fresh basil and oregano and grated parmesan cheese.
  • 5
  • 6
    Place warm water in stand mixer and sprinkle yeast over top. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • 7
    With the dough hook attachment, mix on low speed and add salt and olive oil.
  • 8
    Then add flour and mix on low speed until incorporated.
  • 9
    Mix on medium-low speed for 10 minutes.
  • 10
    Turn off mixer and cover dough with a damp cloth for 5 minutes.
  • 11
    After 5 minutes, mix on medium speed for another 10 minutes.
  • 12
    Remove from stand mixing bowl and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature until the dough has doubled in size, about 1 -1 1/2 hours.
  • 13
    Punch down dough and let dough rise again.
  • 14
    After it has doubled in size again, divide the dough into two pieces and roll into two ball shapes. Let rise for 30 minutes and place one dough ball on a floured surface and gently begin to punch down dough into 12 inch round. Repeat with other dough ball.
  • 15
    It is ready to top with your favorite sauce and toppings.
  • 16
  • 17
    Combine all ingredients together and let sit in refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • 18
    Heat a large cast-iron pan over medium high heat and place beef sausage meat in hot pan. Using a spatula, break up the sausage to have smaller pieces of sausage. Let cook until well browned, stirring occasionally for even cooking about 6-8 minutes.
  • 19
    Set aside in strainer over a bowl to remove any excess fat. Store in a container until ready to use.

CHEF'S TIP: Pizza dough can be made a day ahead and proofed overnight in the refrigerator for the first proofing. Beef sausage can be made a day ahead to infuse the flavor of the spices.

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