First made in USA, this St. Louis pizza is a yummy meat pizza you should try at home.
Created well, this type of pizza enjoys an amazing taste, coupled with a pure smell to delight you.
Ensure you use high quality toppings and complement them with a fantastic crust for you to enjoy a delicious feast.
If you enjoy a tasty Meat pizza using a Sweet Tomato sauce this could be the new love of your life.
The variety of pizzas available today is simply amazing! One reason for this is that pizza is a very versatile dish that can be made with a variety of ingredients, crusts and toppings. This allows for endless possibilities and experimentation in creating new and exciting pizza flavors.
Another reason is that pizza has been adopted and adapted by many different cultures and regions, each one adding its own unique twist to the dish. For example, you have Neapolitan pizza with its traditional ingredient and Margherita pizza with a specific mozzarella and basil toppings, also in the United States you have New York style and Chicago style pizza which are different in terms of crust and toppings.
This fusion of different cultures and ingredients has led to the creation of a wide range of pizza styles, each one with its own unique flavor profile and charm. So, whether you’re in the mood for a classic pepperoni pizza or something more adventurous like a pizza with shrimp and avocado, there’s sure to be a pizza out there that will satisfy your cravings.
Pizza in USA
According to recent articles and research, the most popular foods in the USA are burgers, hot dogs, french fries, cookies and in fifth place, Pizza.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from USA here.
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St. Louis Pizza Recipe
Below we’ve put together a recipe for you to make your own homemade St. Louis Pizza from either a pizza oven or your kitchen oven.
St. Louis Pizza Ingredients
Ensure you have enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you plan to make. The dough and sauce are designed for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 2 2/3 cups (400 grams) 00 fine flour
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) olive oil
- 2 tsps salt
St. Louis Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
- Provel Cheese
Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides St. Louis Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
Purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below. Some shops even carry pizza dough balls.
- Whisk the lukewarm water and yeast in a plastic or glass jug. Let the mixture stand for approx. five minutes.
- Add salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow well in the middle and gently pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using dough mixer or hands, gently mix dough until smooth. Place pizza dough on a lightly floured work surface and then knead by hand for five minutes.
- Lightly oil a bowl, and place mixture in and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place to rise until the dough doubles in size.
- Pour dough mix out onto a clean, floured surface. Now hand knead gently for another five minutes.
- Sprinkle a little flour on the bench before rolling to prevent dough from sticking.
- Divide dough mixture into equal sized balls. Hand stretch or roll out the bases to the expected size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can either make your own tasty pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local supermarket.
- Stir in all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Using either a whisk, or blender, mix well.
- Let sit for five minutes.
- The pizza sauce is ready to use immediately or chill in fridge for 2-3 days.
- You can also freeze any leftover sauce for up to 3 months.
To save time, make a batch of this pizza sauce and store it in the fridge for up to five days.
Preparing St. Louis Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Sweet Tomato Sauce. Spread the Sweet Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
- Provel Cheese
Whilst this pizza is excellent as is, or you could with another style of pizza?
Put the St. Louis pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
After roughly 10 minutes, check on the pizza.
Pizza should be ready within 15 minutes. However, allow it to cook to personal taste.
Oregano is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, found in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. Oregano is an ingredient in chili powder, as well as a number of pizza and pasta sauces.
The taste of Oregano can be described as Green and earthy, with hints of mint. It can often be slightly bitter.
When making St. Louis Pizza, I always recommend that you use what you have available, without spending lots of money. My basic pizza tool list is…
Quality Food Containers
Leftovers need to go somewhere, and I don’t enjoy using aluminium foil or plastic wrap all the time. A couple of good air tight containers should be in every home.
Sometimes called a paddle or shovel, a pizza peel is a vital tool for those who make pizza regularly.
Wooden Rolling Pin
Many people prefer hand stretching, however every cook really should have a good wooden roller nearby too.
Provel cheese is a unique type of cheese that originated in St. Louis, Missouri and has been used as a pizza topping for decades. This creamy and smoky combination of Swiss, provolone, and cheddar cheeses adds an unmistakable flavor to any pizza.
Provel cheese has a melt-in-your-mouth texture that sets it apart from other pizzas toppings. It’s also known for its ability to stay crisp on the edges even after the pizza is cooked through. As such, it’s become one of the most popular toppings in St. Louis style pizzas today.
Strange Pizza Facts
Here are some facts about pizza.
One million deliveries
Pizza chain Domino’s rules the pizza delivery market, delivering at least a million deliveries each day all over the world.
Hawaiian pizza isn’t from Hawaii
A retired cook, Sam Panopoulos, added pineapple to a pizza and served the iconic pizza variation at the Satellite Restaurant in Ontario, Canada.
Yes, that’s fast alright
In April 2015, Kelvin Medina from Manila, Philippines, won a world record. He set the fastest time to eat a 12 inch pizza, at a crazy 23.62 sec.
Keen on seeing more than St. Louis pizza? We have plenty of other Meat pizza recipes to look at, as well. Enjoy!
Pizza making FAQ
Want to know how to make fantastic pizza at home? Here are some helpful answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How hot are pizza ovens?
Pizza ovens can easily reach 700-850 degrees farenheit, and can get to 1000 degrees without too much trouble. This is far hotter than your typical electric or gas kitchen oven.
How many people does a large pizza feed?
The average person eats somewhere between 2-4 pizza slices, and with most large pizzas having 8-12 slices, it means an average of 3 adults could be fed. Add a salad or garlic bread for variety.
How to heat up pizza in the oven?
To heat up pizza in the oven, see the instructions above under ‘Method’.
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