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Recipe By Orville
Preparation Time 1:25


1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup hot water -- about 100 degrees
2 teaspoons yeast -- dry
3 tablespoons olive oil

Crust Instructions

In a mixing bowl add the flour and salt. In a separate container add the hot water and mix in the yeast, 1/2 teaspoon of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Let yeast mixture set for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and salt. Mix with a fork until dough forms a ball. Turn the dough out on a floured surface and kneed for about 5 minutes. Place the dough in a bowl that has been brushed with olive oil. Brush the dough with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Allow the dough to rise for about an hour or until about double in size. When dough has doubled place on a sheet of baking paper (parchment) and roll out to desired thickness. Place the rolled out crust on the baking pan and add sauce, any toppings, parmesan, and mozzerella cheese. Bake in 450 degree oven with rack in a low position until crust is browned.


1/2 pound sausage, ground pork, or ground beef
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup red onion -- chopped
1/2 cup red bell pepper -- chopped
1/2 cup green bell pepper -- chopped
1/2 cup fresh tomatos -- chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon tarragon
1/4 cup red wine
1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
1 tablespoon italian tomato paste
1 can tomato sauce -- (15 oz can)
salt and pepper -- to taste

Sauce Instructions

Place the olive oil in a a hot skillet and add the onion and garlic. Add the meat, if desired, and brown. Add the bell peppers and tomatoes. Now add all the spices, red wine, vinegar, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Cook on medium heat until sauce thickens, about 25 minutes. When done spread sauce on pizza crust, add toppings, and bake.