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- 1⁄3 lb ground beef, lean
- 1⁄3 lb Italian sausage (sweet or hot, depending on your tolerance)
- 1⁄3 lb pepperoni, cut into quarters
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups spaghetti sauce with mushrooms
- 1⁄3 cup chablis or 1/3 cup other dry white wine
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Brown the ground beef, italian sausage, onion and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until meat crumbles. Add the pepperoni and cook an additional 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the meat mixture, discarding the drippings. Return the meat mixture to the skillet.
- Add the spaghetti sauce and wine; cook, uncovered, over low heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon into a lightly greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish.
- Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and set aside.
- Combine the milk, eggs, and oil in a medium bowl, beating with a wire whisk until blended. Gradually add the flour, beating until smooth. Pour the batter over the meat mixture in the baking dish; sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.
- Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cut into squares and serve immediately.
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This was amazing...it puffed up and came out so delicious...I used pizza sauce only because I had some that needed to be used up...I made the full 6 servings for 2 people...I have leftovers...and I'm sure they are going to be tasty...I made it with the hot sausage and red pepper flakes...made for "For Your Consideration" tag game...
Such an interesting idea....such a great dish!<br/>I used lean minced beef and hot Italian sausage ( minus the casings) , and didn't have to drain a thing.<br/>I also used my favourite homemade pasta sauce , which is without mushrooms, I was going to add some, but as I'm the only one in the family who doesn't moan when they eat them, I decided against it.<br/>DH, myself and DD (5) loved it, DS (7) wasn't so keen, but then he doesn't like anything these days, so we took no notice of him!<br/>This was a really quick, simple and great tasting dish, that ticked a big fat comfort food box for me....thanks breezermom....I'm hanging on to this one!<br/>Made for PRMR.
Succes!! The kids just loved this dish and were intrigued how it was opposite a regular pizza. I wanted to lighten it up a a bit and therefore only used ground turkey. It worked well but I am sure you get more of the real pizza flavour if you add pepperoni and sausage as well. I also added double garlic and next time I will add even more, salt and pepper. I only used 1 tsp oil in the bread portion which was fine. I will definitely be making this again - it is a true kid friendly dish!
This was a hit with us, too! I used chicken Italian sausage, then in lieu of the beef and pepperoni I added sliced mushrooms and bell peppers. My son was quite taken with our "upside down pizza", so I would definitely call this toddler friendly! I especially liked the special flavor added by the wine; it really kicked the recipe up a notch for me. Thanks for posting, breezermom--I know we'll make this again! Made for 123 Hits tag.