1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/4 cups warm water (110º to 115°)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 pound ground round
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 medium green pepper, diced
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add oil and salt. Stir in flour, a cup at a time, to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 2-3 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with nonstick cooking spray, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Meanwhile, brown beef and onion; drain. Punch dough down; divide in half, Press each into a 12-in. pizza pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the tomato sauce, oregano and basil; spread over each crust. Top with beef mixture, green pepper and cheese. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Yield: 2 pizzas (6 servings each).

Recipe Name
Homemade Pizza
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