Sunday, January 26, 2014

Domino's Philly Cheese Steak Pizza Recipe

So I'm sure you've seen the commercial where there are two guys watching their big screen television in a stereotypical "male-watching-football game" fashion. The doorbell rings, and the one of the guys goes to answer the door and retrieve his Domino's Philly Cheese-Steak Pizza. Upon first sight he falls in love with the pizza box gazing upon his beautiful pizza in the Delivery man's arms. Then you hear the other guy yell out "hurry up, there is only twenty figurines left!" to which the Domino's guy gives the other guy the "dude, you're like totally queer look." The man standing at the door now frustrated with being emasculated yells back "they're not figurines. they're STATUES!"

Did Domino's realize when they created this advertising which is clearly aimed at masculinity they automatically eliminated perhaps the largest demographic of the pizza eating customer base: women with PMS cravings?

So with the recent advertisements and my rebellious attitude towards gender stereotyping, I figured I'd call up my local Domino's and order a Philly Cheese-Steak Pizza. It's pretty good with  its Angus steak, mushrooms, and onions all on a pizza that will confuse your brain a little when you bite into it. It really does taste like a steak and cheese sub! It's quite odd because you anticipate a tomato sauce, but there isn't any. What's the sauce? It's actually white American Cheese. "So what's the cheese on top then?", you may ask: provolone.

Shannon went crazy over the pizza, until I told her we were eating a taboo "man's only" pizza, in which she stopped with her mouth half full, thought for a moment, then said "really"? She then retorted "who cares, it's freaking good!" and, I agree. Something different, and something unique, even for those of us in the non-target demographic.

Domino's Philadelphia Pizza
Now there's many ways of making this recipe, but first you're going to need a good pizza dough. Luckily I posted that yesterday for you here. Next decide what sort of meat you are going to use. I'll often use the cheaper, and lower-fat top-round or London broil (sliced super thin), but certainly feel free to use the cut of your choice (you can also cheat and use Steak-Ums). Though a variation on Domino's method, I also add a few chopped tomatoes on top, for that sweet balance to a perfect recipe.

Ingredients: 
2 pizza doughs 
Thinly sliced steak (or cheat and use Steak Ums)
provolone cheese
white American cheese (this is the sauce, people often get confused about)
1 red onion and 1 green pepper
1 package of Portobello mushrooms
salt, pepper, and garlic to taste

Method:
Preheat oven to 550° F
Prepare dough, and layout on pizza sheet.
Top with white American cheese and veggies
On stove top over medium-high heat, grill (thin) steak, and seasonings.
Top pizzas with toppings and provolone cheese.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.