I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Steak & Cheese Stromboli

Yummy, filling, a very easy meal.  Love the mixture of melted cheese & roast beef.  I will often make my own pizza dough for this, but I have also been known if i'm in a hurry to buy the refrigerated pizza crust and use that.

(serves 4-6)

Pizza Crust Ingredients: (or buy 1 refrigerator pizza crust)
*1 cup warm water
*1 package active dry yeast
*1 teaspoon sugar
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 teaspoons olive oil
*2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 teaspoon ground basil
*1 teaspoon ground oregano

Sandwich  Ingredients:
*1 pound of shaved roast beef
*2 cups cheddar cheese
*1 pound provolone cheese
*1 large vadalia onion, sliced
*1 green bell pepper, cut into strips and seeds taken out
*1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
*2 garlic cloves minced
*3 tablespoons butter
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
*1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
*1 egg yolk
*1 teaspoon water
*1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
*1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Pizza Directions:
~In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast & sugar in the water.
~Allow the yeast to proof, about 10 minutes.
~In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, oregano, basil and olive oil.
~Mix in yeast mixture.
~Sprinkle flour on a clean dry surface.
~Knead dough, until it is no longer sticky.
~Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a damp cloth.
~Let the dough rise until double.  About 1 hour.
~Punch down the dough, and for into a ball.
~Let dough sit for a few minutes.
~Roll dough into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
Sandwich Directions:
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Chop shaved roast beef into small pieces.
~Melt butter into a large skillet.
~Add green peppers for about 5-6 minutes, over medium heat.
~Add sliced onions & mushrooms and sauté for another 4 mintues minutes.
~Add minced garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes.
~Season with salt, pepper & worcestershire sauce.
~Remove from heat and set aside.
~Spray a large cookie sheet with a cooking spray.
~Lightly sprinkle cookie sheet with corn meal (optional).
~Place pizza dough on prepared cookie sheet.
~Place provolone cheese down the center of the pizza crust.
~Pour the meat mixture over the cheese.
~Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the meat mixture.
~Starting from the long edge, start to roll the dough tightly, enclosing the filling inside of the dough.
~Seal the seam along the side & ends of the dough.
~With a fork, whisk egg yolk & water in a small bowl.
~In small bowl mix garlic salt & poppy seeds together.
~Brush the top of the crust with the egg and water mixture.
~Sprinkle garlic salt & poppy seed mixture over top of the dough.
~Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.

`6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional), to roast beef mixture.
`Pour a little ranch dressing, bleu cheese dressing or chipotle sauce over meat mixture before sealing crust.

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