This french bread pizza is over the top! Almost two inches thick and loaded with cheese, meat and veggies! It’s actually easy to make and you can have fun decorating it with toppings to make a picture perfect french bread pizza. You might not want to go back to a traditional style pizza.
2 lbs. hamburger ( 15% )
1 onion ( small dice )
1/2 green pepper ( small dice )
8 cloves fresh garlic ( crushed or minced )
1 tbsp. salt
1 1/2 teas. cracked pepper
1 tbsp. dry parsley
1 tbsp. dry oregano
1/2 teas. dry marjoram
1 teas. dry basil
1 28oz. can crushed tomatoes plus 1 can water
1 6oz. can tomato paste
2 1/2 teas. sugar
Method: Meat Sauce
Add the hamburger, onion, green pepper, salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, marjoram, basil and garlic to a large deep skillet and cook on medium high heat. Stir all ingredients to combine well. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes to brown the meat and sweat the vegetables.
After your meat has browned, stir in the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, water and sugar and continue to cook on medium high heat, uncovered. After a few minutes you will have made a nice meat marinara sauce that would go great over pasta but we want the sauce to get thick, about as thick as a sloppy joe mix. Continue to cook your sauce on medium high heat, uncovered, until most of the liquid has reduced down. Basically when you can see most of the meat. It will take about 45 more minutes to get to the consistency you’re looking for and you might have to turn your heat down a little if the sauce starts to splatter, stir more often the closer you get to the correct thickness. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly. It’s now ready for your pizza.
Ingredients: French Bread Pizza
1 large loaf of french bread
1/2 small onion ( 1in. thin sliced )
1/2 green pepper ( 1in. thin sliced )
1/2 orange pepper ( 1in. thin sliced )
1/4 cup sliced black olives
20-25 slices of pepperoni ( about 2oz. cut in half )
1lb. mozzarella cheese ( shredded )
Method: French Bread Pizza
Slice your french bread in half lengthwise to give you two open face pieces and place on a foil lined baking sheet for easy clean up. Spread half of the sauce onto each slice of french bread. It will be a lot of sauce so take your time to spread it evenly. Add half of the cheese to each slice lightly pushing it down into the sauce to flatten out the top. Now for the fun part. Decorate your pizzas starting with the green and orange peppers, followed by the pepperoni, then the onions and olives. Try to arrange your toppings so that you can see everything, it really does make for a great presentation. Bake them in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 40 to 45 minutes, until the pepperoni starts to get crispy. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 to 8 minutes. Cut and serve. Makes about 8 to 10 pieces 3 inches long. Add a nice garden salad and you’ve got one delicious meal! The flavor of the sauce along with the consistency is what makes this french bread pizza stand out from the rest. You can also substitute some of the hamburger for Italian sausage for an interesting twist and of course you can change, add or delete any of the toppings to please your taste buds. Everyone I know loves this pizza, I’m sure your friends and family will too….. Wanna piece?
French bread pizza is a great alternative to your traditional pizza. It’s a meal in itself but a nice garden salad goes great with it. You’ll love how delicious this is and it’s so thick you’ll probably need a fork!