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Crazy crust pizza got its name because the crust forms while the pizza bakes. Beef and veggies are sauteed and then baked on a batter instead of a rolled out crust.
This pizza has slightly unusual directions, so follow them carefully. It's rich and delicious and fun to make, especially if you don't want to spend the time making a pizza crust from scratch.
You could change the cheeses and the meats used in this easy recipe, but don't make many more changes than that. The basic batter for the crust, the ratio of ingredients, and the baking method really have to stay the same for this recipe to work.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound spicy pork sausage
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup grated carrots
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 (4-ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
- 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Spray a 15 x 10" jelly roll pan or a 14" round pizza pan with a nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside.
In a large, heavy skillet, cook the ground beef, pork sausage, onion, garlic, and carrots together until the meat is browned, stirring to break up the meat. This should take about 6 to 9 minutes. Drain the mixture well, if necessary, and set aside. Stir in the drained mushrooms and set the beef mixture aside.
Then, in a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, Italian seasoning, baking powder, and pepper and mix well with a wire whisk. Beat the eggs in a small bowl until combined.
Stir the eggs and milk into the flour mixture and stir just until combined; do not overbeat or the crust will be tough.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan, gently spreading so the batter covers the pan's surface. Arrange the meat mixture evenly on the batter.
Bake the pizza at 400 F for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pizza crust is golden brown. While the pizza is baking, combine the tomato sauce, mustard, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl and mix well.
Remove the pizza from the oven, spoon the sauce mixture over the meat and sprinkle with the cheeses. Return the pizza to the oven for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted and begins to brown. Cut into squares to serve.