City School Pizza

City School Pizza


French-Style Pizza Crust

  • 2 packages dry or cake yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 9 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon instant minced onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried sweet basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 pound ground or chopped luncheon meat
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese


  1. French-Style Pizza Crust: Dissolve yeast and sugar in water.
  2. Add flour and salt. Knead until smooth.
  3. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk.
  4. Cut into 2portions. Let rest 15 minutes.
  5. Pat or roll to even thickness in 2 (15 1/2 x 10 1/2-inch) jellyroll pans. Set aside.
  6. Topping: Brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet.
  7. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, oregano, salt to taste, basil, garlic powder and luncheon meat. Sauté until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer for a few minutes.
  8. Spread sauce on prepared French-Style Pizza Crust in pans. Sprinkle each crust with cheese.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until cheese layer is bubbly and browned.

24 servings

Source: Los Angeles Times - 9/23/82

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