Chicago deep dish pizza

For the first time when I saw deep dish pizza , I just amazed, it was totally different from regular pizza. What a super delicious and I just love it.

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Oh by the way I know deep dish pizza has different dough that is combination of all purpose flour with cornmeal and I cooked with this dough, but then I told myself lets try with regular pizza dough, and honestly I did not find any difference and as you see I made my today deep dish pizza with regular pizza dough and was absolutely wonderful.

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Ingredients

  •  pizza dough
  • Cast iron or round shape cake tin

For topping

  • 350 g minced beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 200 g shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil

Method

For topping, heat the oil in a skillet and fry minced meat, s for 10 minutes or until turn into brown, season it with pinch of salt. In separate pan, heat the oil, add chopped onion and fry for 5 minutes to become soft. Add chopped tomatoes and fry for few minutes, season with salt and pepper, remove from the heat and add dried oregano.

Put the dough on a floured work surface, using a rolling pin and give it a round shape.

Brush the cake tin or cast iron with oil. Plop the dough down into the cake tin and push it up around the sides as you see in the photos.

Layer half of the shredded cheese all over the bottom of the pizza. Top it with fried minced, again another layer of cheese, then ladle the tomato sauce top of the cheese.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese all over the top of tomato sauce. At the end pinch the crust , brush edges of the pizza with olive oil.

Place it in the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes or until is beautifully golden brown on the crust. Remove from the oven , let to rest for 5 minutes and then serve it with salad.

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