I wanted to make a pizza crust that wasn't almond flour, and wasn't totally full of cheese (you know who you are, cauli-crust pizza). And I had a hankering for sweet potato fries.
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And I wanted to make a really hearty cheeseburger-flavoured pizza.
And I guess I just kind of make them all at once. Oops.
Either way, it's definitely kid-pleasing food. The recipe sounds fussy, but it's not. You just need to get those sweet potatoes baked ahead of time if time is an issue.
You will need:
2 lbs sweet potatoes
1 5-oz can of tomato paste
2 dashes garlic powder
2 dashes onion powder
2 dashes or a big pinch Italian seasoning
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 scoop stevia powder or 1 tsp honey
pinch hot pepper flakes
Cheeseburger Meat Topping:
2 lbs ground beef
2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp chipotle sauce
Pre-heat oven to 325. Pierce sweet potatoes with fork all over, wrap tightly in foil, and bake for 1 1/4 hours or until tender. Unwrap and allow to cool enough to handle. While they are cooling a bit, cook meat and spices until meat is cooked through and beginning to brown. Set aside. Mix pizza sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
When sweet potato is just cool enough to not cause burns, turn oven up to broil and move rack closer to element.
Cut the sweet potato in half. Score an x in the middle of the potato, then gently use fingers to open it up and flatten it slightly. Lay it between two sheets of oiled parchment paper and gently flatten with hands or a rolling pin if its too hot. Transfer to baking sheet and continue with other sections.
Brush flattened sweet potato with olive oil and put it in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes, watching it closely, until it begins to brown slightly around the edges.
Remove from oven, brush sweet potato with pizza sauce, divide meat between potato patties, then top with cheese. Put them back under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Real food, real simple.
For a real taste treat, mix some of your home made mayo with some hot sauce for "dipping". I love dipping sweet potato fries, and I love dipping pizza.