Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Grilled Sourdough Pizza Melt

Let's talk pepperoni. Pepperoni is versatile and practical. It can be stored for at least 4 months on the shelf (if you buy the shelf pepperoni), in the refrigerator or longer in the freezer. It is relatively inexpensive and it is well-loved on pizzas everywhere. It is therefore a fun addition to your food storage.

So, in case you are wondering what a pizza melt has in common with the theme of this blog it is that I always keep pepperoni on hand. And when you are eating out of your food storage or pantry it offers a comforting change of pace. You can add it to so many things. Although we are going to discuss canning meat in the next couple months ( I got a new and huge pressure canner) today I am urging you to add a little simplicity and variety to your store of meat. After all, we don't always want to eat tuna fish and canned chicken.

This Pizza Melt is a different way to grill up some pizza heaven. If you are a bread baker you can always whip up some of your own sourdough bread. I cheated and bought the daily discount bread from the bakery. $1.45 for a loaf of heavy bakery bread is a steal and I would be lying if I told you I always bake my own bread.

The Pizza Melt

butter or margarine
a pack of pepperoni slices.
shredded cheese ( stock up on shredded cheese when it is on sale and throw it in the freezer.)
1/2 cup of pizza sauce.
sourdough bread slices
olives -- optional

Heat a grill on the stove to medium. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Coat one slice with pizza sauce, layer with cheese, pepperoni and olives. Top with remaining slice of bread and grill until golden. Turn and repeat.



Beverly said...

Your post makes it so simple and easy to make.. I am not so good on this but I will definitely give it a try and I would start on your recipe. Hehe.. Wish it will work fine.

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Frieda said...

Yay! You got a pressure canner! I'm excited for you!! Hubby loves sourdough and I know he'd love this recipe~

Kristen said...

You know, I never thought of putting pepperoni in my storage. I am now hitting myself on the head and saying, "Duh!" I will have to look for it on sale.

I have about 10 chickens in my freezer waiting for me to can them. I love my pressure canner!!!


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