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Black and Blue Pizza

I was inspired to make this pizza after visiting Austin, Texas last year and eating dinner at a place called Second Bar and Kitchen on Congress Avenue. I fell in love with the combination of flavors.  This pizza is a savory rich pizza. It combines sweet caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms and spinach, Gorgonzola or Blue cheese and grilled skirt steak. (or in this case only 1/2 of the pizza has steak due to the demands of my household!)   I generally make this pizza when I make my caramelized onion and 4 cheese pizza since I am already caramelizing onions.


  • 2 large Vidalia onions thinly sliced
  • Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine (optional) or if not using wine 1/4 cup water
  • Homemade or store bought pizza dough  or I love to use Mama Mary’s Ready Made Pizza Crusts for a quick fix!
  • 6 oz baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 10 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 6 oz Gorgonzola cheese or Blue Cheese
  • Skirt steak seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.

How to:

  1. Caramelize the onions (see how here in my caramelized onion pizza recipe) and set them aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400.  Put your pizza stone or pan in the oven at this time too.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook until soft and lightly browned. Set them aside.
  5. Add a bit more olive oil to the pan and saute the spinach until wilted. Set aside
  6. Brush a bit of olive oil on the pizza crust or doughBlack and Blue Pizza
  7. spread the caramelized onions on to the crust, followed by the spinach, mushrooms and cheese.
  8. Place your pizza on your preheated stone or pan and bake for 10 to 15 minutes depending on the crust/dough you use.
  9. While you are baking the pizza grill your skirt steak to your liking, let it rest slightly and slice.
  10. Remove pizza from oven and top with sliced skirt steak.