Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pizza Braid

I've been meaning to get this recipe up for awhile but blogging just hasn't been a top priority lately! I've made this only about 4 or 5 times in the past couple months. It's a hit! I grill leftovers the next day and WOW, it's even better than fresh :). What I love about this recipe is you aren't limited to just these toppings. Mix it up with whatever YOU like on your pizza! We did cottage cheese, pesto, garlic, chicken, and mozzarella in one and I've been asked to never make any other form of pizza for that one. Odd combination, but it is a winner!! 

Pizza Braid

1 recipe Herbed Pizza Dough
1 lb ground beef
1 sweet onion
1 tsp each, basil, oregano, salt
1 jar pizza sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese

Make dough and divide into three equal portions. (You can store the extra dough in the fridge for up to a week or make all three at one time.) Roll out each portion into a rectangle the exact size of the pan you will be baking on. Brown beef with onion and add seasonings and sauce. Divide beef evenly between pizza dough that has been rolled out. Top with cheese. Make evenly spaced slices along side with scissors. Begin to fold pieces over top the beef forming a braided loaf. Pinch ends together. Transfer to a greased cookie sheet. Bake on 375 for about 20 minutes. Brush with butter when done cooking.  

dough ready to have garlic and spices kneaded in

rolled out, filled, and sliced

Braided and ready to bake 

Crispy, golden pizza braid! 

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