I used our Traeger grill to grill the meat, peppers, and onions together ahead of time. It was still rather time consuming but the flavors were bold and unique. Hubby loved it. Will make again. Could use a Boboli crust in a pinch to save on time.
The only reason that I didn't give this a 5 star is the amount of time it took to make. It was listed as a weekday dish, and thankfully my hubby made this in the afternoon while I was working or we would have had a very very late dinner. With prep, cooking, and clean up, figure about 2 1/2 hrs. Roasting, seeding, chopping, cooking the meat, then putting everything together took quite some time. However, I do have to say that it tasted wonderful!!! We used a Pillsbury whole wheat pizza crust in a can and it was amazing. I loved the heat from the chipotle, but had to order a pizza for my 6 yr old as it was too hot for him. Would make again, would just prep some of it the day before to make it easier.
First of all, myrecipes.com listed this (incidentally delicious) recipe as an entry in the weekday menu planner. This is very far from a weekday recipe. It's one of those recipes that looks innocent enough, but takes forever. Second, I love spicy food, but this was actually too spicy to be enjoyable. I'm pretty sure the culprit is the canned chipotle sauce--as the steak was good by itself, and the poblanos should be pretty mild. I would reduce the amount by at least half. And it called for way too much sauce--I used about 1/2. Also, it's definitely a mistake in the recipe to add the steak to the pizza during cooking. I kept it warm and added it to the pizza just before serving. I made mine on the grill, since I'm not a fan of running a 500 degree oven on a hot summer afternoon. I preheated the pizza stone on the grill rack with all burners on high. It turned out wonderfully. I would estimate that this recipe took a good active 60 to 90 minutes from start of prep to finis
This is AMAZING and such a complete dinner it needs no sides. I used raw red pepper instead of poblano, and regular chile powder - this reduced the heat but flavor is still excellent. Put onion/lime/tomato mixture on with the queso. And don't panic if meat looks undercooked! It finishes cooking on the pizza. I also cooked 9 min. on preheated cookie sheet with cheap Pillsbury pizza dough from a can and it worked out great, so don't run out and buy a pizza stone or expensive dough. Everyone looked at me and said "You better make this again!" And people kept trying to pick off toppings... No better compliment than that! Someone also said the meat and toppings could become a salad - may try it this week with leftover flank steak.
Fixed this last night and it was excellent! I used leftover tri-tip and eliminated the chopped onions for the finish.We did grill the pizza dough for 8 minutes, added the toppings and then grilled 7 minutes more. Delicious!!
I followed the recipe exactly, except for not adding the raw minced onions at the end, only because I grilled them all already. First of all, it took a looong time. Maybe that's one reason why we didn't love it. Second, I must've had HOT pablanos. Also, I cooked the dough as stated, but it was undercooked. I couldn't cook the pizza longer because the steak was already well done. Overall, it was a lot of work and kind of pricey for all those ingredients (and I even already had many), so the end result was kind of disappointing.