Homemade pizzas

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Active dry yeast -- 1/4 oz
1 teaspoon Sugar
1¼ cup Warm water
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Salt
3½ cup All-purpose flour
½ pounds Ground beef, extra lean
1 small Onion -- chopped
1 can Tomato sauce -- 15 oz.
1 tablespoon Dried oregano
1 teaspoon Dried basil
1 medium Green pepper -- diced
2 cups Mozzarella cheese --
\N \N Shredded

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand for 5 min. Add oil and salt. Stir in flour, a cup at a time, to form soft dough. Turn onto floured board; knead until smooth and elastic about 2 to 3 min. Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled about 45 min. Meanwhile brown beef and onion; drain. Punch dough down; divide in half. Press each into a greased 12 inch pizza pan. Combine the tomato sauce, oregano and basil; spread over each crust. Top with beef mixture, green pepper and cheese. Bake at 400 deg. for 25-30 min. or until crust is lightly browned. Yield: 2 pizzas ( 6 servings).

Recipe By : Taste Of Home

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