Spicy Sausage Pepperoni Pizza

Spicy Sausage Pepperoni Pizza
 
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Ingredients
Dough:
  • 2 12" Pizza Crusts
  • 2 pkg. Dry Yeast
  • 1 C warm Water (105-115 degrees)
  • 2 Tbsp. Shortening
  • 
1 tsp. Salt
  • 3 3½ C Flour (sifted)
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar (optional)
Topping:
  • 6 oz Tomato Paste
  • 8 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Vinegar
  • 
1/4 C Dry Red Wine
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 
1/2 tsp. dried Oregano
  • 
1/2 tsp. Thyme
  • ½ tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • dash of Salt and Pepper
  • ½ C Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 C Mozzarella Cheese, grated
  • 1 C Monterrey Jack Cheese, grated
  • ½ Ib. Italian Bulk Sausage, browned
  • 3½ oz sliced Pepperoni
  • ⅓ C Ripe Olives
  • 4 oz sliced Mushrooms, drained
  • ½ C Onion, chopped
  • ½ C Green Pepper, chopped
Instructions
Dough:
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in shortening, salt, 1 cup flour and sugar, if desired.
  3. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes).
  5. Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease all sides.
  6. Cover and let rise for 1 hour (or until doubled in size) in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts.
  7. Punch dough down and divide in half.
  8. Lightly grease hands and pat dough evenly into 2 lightly greased pizza pans.
Topping:
  1. Combine first 10 topping ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 20 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Spread sauce over pizza crusts, leaving ½" border around edges.
  4. Sprinkle ¼ C Parmesan cheese over pizza.
  5. Combine Mozzarella and Monterrey Jack cheeses; sprinkle 1 cup of mixture over each pizza.
  6. Sprinkle browned, drained Italian sausage over pizzas and top with pepperoni, olives, onion, mushrooms and green peppers.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes.