Cheese Steak Pizza on the Grill

Strips of tender, juicy grilled Sirloin is what gives this cheese steak pizza it's unmistakable flavor.

Brush your favourite BBQ sauce on the grilled pizza dough and finish off by topping with sauteed onions, mushrooms, pancetta bacon and provolone cheese.

Some folks also call this a Philly Cheese steak pizza.

bbq cheesesteak pizza on the grill

You can make your own pizza dough or buy pre-made dough from your local bakery or supermarket, like I did with this recipe.

Grill only one side of the dough for 2 minutes at 500F then remove it from the grill and add your toppings to the grilled side of the crust.

You'll be finishing this off in the BBQ on a preheated pizza stone for best results.

› Cheese Steak Pizza

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Direct Heat: 500F for 2 minutes

Indirect Heat: 500F for 3 minutes

What you'll need:

  • Dough for 1 pizza (make your own or pre-made)
  • 1 Sirloin Steak (about 1 lb)
  • 2 Red Onions
  • 6 white mushrooms
  • 4 pieces Pancetta bacon
  • 1 cup shredded Provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 pizza stone

premade pizza dough rising

Step 1:

Coat the inside of a large mixing bowl with oil.

Cover a softball sized piece of dough with oil and place in the bowl.

Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled in size.

sautee mushrooms for pizza

Sautee the mushrooms, onions and pancetta bacon and set aside.

sirloin strips for cheese steak pizza

Rub a little oil over both sides of the sirloin steak and sprinkle with kosher salt.

Grill at 600F for about 3 minutes a side. Keep it a little on the rare side as it will cook a bit more when on the pizza.

When cooked slice it into thin 1/4" strips.

sprinkle cornmeal on countertop

Step 2:

Sprinkle some cornmeal on your counter or working surface to keep the dough from sticking.

make pizza dough at home

Place the risen dough on the cornmeal and roll it over to completely cover the ball of dough in cornmeal.

With a rolling pin flatten the dough until it's almost the same size as your pizza stone (any bigger and it's edges will flop over and burn).

how to grill pizza

Step 3:

Preheat the grill to 500F direct heat.

When the grill's reached this temperature carefully lay the flattened dough directly on the grates from back to front.

Close the lid.

cooking pizza on the bbq

After 1 minute lift the lid and carefully poke any bubbles that have formed with your spatula so they collapse.

Close the lid for 1 minute more.

cook pizza dough on the barbecue

When the 1 minute is up lift the lid and remove the crust (using a pizza peel) from the grill.

Place the cooked side up on your working surface.

It's important not to overcook the dough when it's over direct heat. At 500F it will be perfect after only 2 minutes.

Place the pizza stone on the grill to warm up while you put the toppings on the pizza.

making cheesesteak pizza

Step 4:

Add the BBQ sauce to the top of the cooked side of the crust and smear to cover it completely.

Add the sauteed onions on top of the sauce.

sirloin steak pizza

Sprinkle half the provolone cheese on top of the onions and add the steak and sauteed mushrooms.

steak and cheese pizza

Sprinkle the rest of the provolone cheese on top and add the sauteed pancetta bacon.

pizza stone on the grill

Step 5:

Place the cheese steak pizza on the preheated stone and close the lid.

After a couple minutes lift the lid and check if the cheese is melting. Also check under the pizza to see if the bottom of the crust is browning up.

It should only take about 3 minutes on the grill to cook the pizza.

Remove the pizza from the grill, slice and serve immediately.


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