Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Watch this disappear! Use your imagination for the topping but do try the salsa this is what makes this so good. I say it feeds 4, but that depends if you are feeding teenagers - use your judgment
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 2⁄3 cup milk
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lb ground beef, lean
- 1⁄2 lb mushroom, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes or 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 3⁄4 cups salsa (you may use tomatoe sauce but the salsa gives some zip)
- 1⁄2 lb mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced (or grated)
- salt & pepper
- The crust: Stir together the dry crust ingredients.
- Using a pastry cutter or two knives cut in the shortening until the mixture looks like crumbs.
- Gently mix in the egg and milk--only mix gently until the mixture is just combined.
- Turn out on a well floured board and knead the dough only 15 times.
- Press evenly onto a greased 12" pizza pan.
- Handle as little as possible.
- In a skillet melt the butter over medium heat and cook the beef, mushrooms, garlic, oregano pepper, salt. and pepper. Break up the meat cook about 5 minutes or until the meat is browned and the mushrooms are cooked. Drain the meat well and put it on the biscuit crust.
- Top with the salsa and cover with the cheese.
- Bake in 450°F oven for approx 25 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is all bubbly.
i usually hate homemade pizza but this was GREAT! I won't buy frozen pizza again. I made this exactly as the recipe called. The only thing i would do next time is use medium salsa. This time i used hot salsa and my mouth is on fire. LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!
The crust was my favorite part (and the dough was so pliable and no cracks). I will use the crust for other recipes, like pot pie topping. I was disappointed with my particular salsa choice (Paul Newman Medium) and found myself wishing I'd used a tomato/pizza sauce or a different brand of salsa. It reminds me of a similar Bisquick pie recipe that I've made in the past. I will make this again, though, and experiment with the top. This reheats very well, too. Thanks Bergy for posting. Roxygirl
What a quick and convenient way to make pizza!! This was a nice change from regular pizza, and the biscuit crust meant that there was no waiting for the dough to rise (a real time saver). I made it exactly as written and it was devoured by my family. We usually like more toppings, so next time I think I would add some of my family favorites. The salsa really did add a nice, unexpected flavor. Thank you Bergy for sharing this great, timesaving recipe.