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Steak, Gorgonzola and Cherry Tomato Pizza

Happy Monday to you!

I’ve determined that I can’t really grow things.

Basil…peppers…carrots. They all die. As much as I love the idea of a garden, I’m just not sure it will ever happen for me. I’ve tried…many times! Every time, though, it’s the exact same story. Last year I attempted to plant lettuce, and for the first time it actually grew! So what did I do? Totally forgot about it and it all died. All of it. Again.

Luckily for me, I have a great neighbor {who is also my hair stylist} that is a wonderful gardener. Her crops don’t die. And last week she brought me these cherry tomatoes that tasted just like candy. I couldn’t stop eating them by the handful—they were so good! I wanted to put the extra {that didn’t go straight into my belly} to good use, so I made this mouth-watering late summer pizza.

I marinated and grilled up some skirt steak, then sliced it up and scattered it all over my pizza along with those tomatoes and creamy flecks of gorgonzola cheese and red onion. WOW. It just might have been the most flavorful pizza combination that I’ve ever tasted! No joke.

A very simple marinade totally makes this pizza. If you’re in a time crunch you don’t have to marinate your steak but man, does it ever make a difference. Just look at this guy after I grilled him up outside!

And then we have those tomatoes and some red onion….all sliced up and ready for pizza action.

I used my favorite homemade pizza dough recipe for this. I always seem to have some on hand in my freezer, so it’s easy to pull out in the morning for pizza night.

The finishing touch? This aaaaaaamazing Italian sea salt blend I picked up at Harry & David last month. It has fresh garlic, rosemary and thyme in it, and I’m convinced it makes anything better.

There ya go! My new favorite pizza. You guys have to try this soon— I think Adam fell in love with me just a little more after eating it. Always a good sign.


Steak, Gorgonzola and Cherry Tomato Pizza

makes 1 large pizza

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1 recipe pizza dough (or your favorite brand of pizza dough)

1 lb skirt steak

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced

1/2 cup gorgonzola cheese

1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated

1/2 cup pizza sauce

cilantro for serving

steak marinade—

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

dash of black pepper

dash of hot sauce


Mix together marinade ingredients in a shallow bowl or dish. Place steak in bowl and cover with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour, flipping steak halfway through.

When the steak has finished marinating, preheat your grill (you could alternately make this under the broiler in the oven, which in case you would just turn your broiler on to “high”). Place steak on grill and grill for about six minutes per side. Steak is done when just a little pink inside and juices run clear. When in doubt, cut into it to test.

Remove steak from grill (or broiler) and let rest on the counter for 10 minutes before slicing. While the steak is resting, prepare your pizza dough.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If you are using the Eat, Live, Run pizza dough recipe, slice away half and freeze for later. Roll the remaining dough thin on place on a sheet pan. Brush with pizza sauce and top with grated mozzarella cheese and cherry tomato halves.

Slice steak into thin pieces and place on pizza. Top with gorgonzola cheese and onion.

Place pizza in oven and immediately turn oven down to 425. Bake for 12-15 minutes until crust is golden and cheese is bubbling. Right when you remove the pizza from the oven, scatter minced cilantro over top.


active time— 20 minutes

total time—1.25 hours (not including time to prepare dough)

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    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    September 10, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Tomatoes, squash, zucchini and cucumbers are the only veggies that I don’t kill. This looks amazing! I think I’ll have to find the Harry and David sea salt mix. Yum!

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau
    September 10, 2012 at 5:15 am

    That steak alone has me scrambling for the recipe – it’s one beautiful hunka meat.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    September 10, 2012 at 5:20 am

    I’m a terrible gardener too – I can’t keep anything alive except for weeds! Even thought I’m not a red meat eater, this pizza sounds delicious. I might sub the steak for chicken (I know, you’re probably shaking your head!) but everything else sounds a-ok to me!

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    Molly @ RDexposed
    September 10, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Any secret tips for successful dough? I’ve been failing for the past 2 months.

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    September 10, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Hi Jenna!

    This looks amaaazing. BUT – I’m really commenting b/c I wanted to tell you that I bought your book yesterday am – and read it all in one sitting, THAT good. You can just feel your heart and soul on every page – and I commend you for it! Amazing book, congratulations on quite an incredible thing. Annnnd ps – I LOVE this blog.

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    Chelsea @ Dine & Dash Diaries
    September 10, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Jealous of the sea salt blend. I see I can’t get it online – *tear!* – but I’ll try making the pizza without it!

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    Bekah @ She.Walks.In.Freedom
    September 10, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Wow! This looks amazing!
    I’ll have to make this for my roommates on one of our dinner nights!! YUM!
    Looking forward to getting your book!!
    Joshua 1:9

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    September 10, 2012 at 7:22 am

    That looks amazing ! I have never had steak on pizza and it looks like I’m missing out. A must-try!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch}
    September 10, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Oh my gosh this looks so good Jenna!! Steak and blue cheese, two of my most favorite things in life!

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    September 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

    This looks awesome. I made the pear and gorgonzola pizza on Friday night and we loved it. Can’t wait to try this one. Hope to meet you in Birmingham for your book signing. I live about 2 hours away to hope to be there. Glad you are coming to Alabama.

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    Laura in Pittsburgh
    September 10, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I must make this pizza. Like tonight. I LOVED your book! Could not put it down. You are an incredible writer, chef and truly are an inspiration to me. Thank you!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    September 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Ive been going to town on little grape tomatoes the past few weeks, thank you TJs. Your idea to make pizza with them is great!

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    Cindy Robinson
    September 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I purchased a tomato plant this Summer at Publix, and had the absolute pleasure of enjoying fresh picked tomatoes. I was truly amazed at how good it was, I will never look at grocery store tomatoes the same. I tried your pizza dough a few months back and fell in love. It was my first time making pizza dough. I loved the texture, and it was so easy to roll out, it didn’t keep spriging back like when I buy the fresh kind at the grocery store. Thank you for sharing!

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      Cindy Robinson
      September 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Oh and P.S. Your book is supposed to be waiting for me today when I get home from work!

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    elizabeth @ chronic venture
    September 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

    yummm that steak looks amazing! I will definitely need to find/recreate some of that salt blend–awesome!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root}
    September 10, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Wow, that pizza is gorgeous! And the marinated steak looks perfect. My whole household would go bonkers over this!

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    Caroline L.
    September 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

    You completely read my mind.. I have been majorly craving some flavorful pizza! Gorgeous photos, too!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
    September 10, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Everything about this pizza is delicious!

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    September 10, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Excellent! I’d still love to hear a little tutorial on how to grill???!

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    September 10, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I want this – and I don’t even like steak!!

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    September 10, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Love this post! Thank you for making me feel like I’m not the only one in the world with a black thumb. I’m smitten with the idea of growing my own herbs, vegetables, etc. but I honestly kill everything. Your self-depricating humour never fails to make me smile. Happy Monday Jenna ; )

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    September 10, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I couldn’t agree more about the idea of a garden … I have a struggling basil and rosemary plant currently, but everything else is long gone. Sigh.

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    Millie Snyder
    September 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

    I LOVE cherry tomatoes!!!!! Your photography makes what already looks fantastic even better. If that is even possible!

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    Laura @ She Eats Well
    September 10, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Love that you put the steak on the pizza – YUM! Also, I have to say that I love your pizza dough recipe – it’s great!

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen
    September 10, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Dude. I am in love with steak on pizza. I make a good one with blue cheese crumbles and a balsamic reduction. This looks amazing too, and I’m super jealous that you have a next door cherry tomato supplier πŸ™‚

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
    September 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I love how colorful it is!

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    September 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    This pizza looks AMAZING. And, I just love your homemade pizza dough recipe…I’ve made it a couple of times and it always turns out great!

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    Nick D.
    September 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    That pizza looks really good. I’ve never really seen steak on pizza before, but it feels like skirt steak would be very complimentary. Almost like a garden steak pizzaiola. If (and thats a very big IF) I don’t make the pizza I will most definitely utilize that marinade. Also that Italian sea salt is something I’m going to have to pick up.

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    joelle (on a pink typewriter)
    September 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Looks delicious! My friend and I almost made something similar to this last weekend actually – looove a good summer pizza. πŸ™‚

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    September 10, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Try Square Foot Gardening. I’ve not had a single crop die and there are 0 weeds. I grew a church garden last year that came out with dozens of squash, hundreds of tomatoes, and enough herbs to distribute to everybody and still have leftovers to freeze. It also requires very little space, only 1 square foot per crop!

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    September 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Yum! That looks delicious. I had pizza last night, but it didn’t look quite as pretty as your’s. πŸ˜‰

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    addie @ culicurious
    September 10, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I have a black thumb too πŸ™ Thank goodness for the farmer’s markets! This pizza looks amazing! Will have to try this one out. πŸ™‚

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    Cassie (Bake Your Day)
    September 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I can’t grow stuff either. Lucky for me, our farmer’s market is two blocks away. And besides the pizza, just the steak alone sounds amazing. Love the marinade!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks
    September 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Oooooohhhhhhh my LAWD, Jenna. I’m falling apart at the SEAMS right now.

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    The Meaning of Me
    September 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Looks great – was just wondering what to do for pizza this week that would be different. Nice idea! πŸ™‚

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    Claire L.
    September 10, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    This was incredible! I made some slight modifications (no red onion, different cut of beef) and it was still so delicious!! Definitely will be making this again!

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    September 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Ohh pizza and steak this just looks wonderful! I am so craving pizza right now!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    September 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Looks delicious! Love the combination of toppings too!

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    September 11, 2012 at 4:48 am

    I love how you can just cook up a pizza just like that! And one that looks so delicious πŸ™‚ I love the look of this – so colourful!

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    September 11, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I love anything with steak and gorgonzola. This pizza looks really tasty. I can just about manage to keep some herbs alive on the kitchen windowsill, but nothing else. Luckily I also have a neighbour with a huge veggie plot and he regulalry supplies us with fresh veg!!

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    Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    September 11, 2012 at 5:58 am

    Your pizza dough recipe will always be my favorite- and it’s one of the first things I ever book-marked on my iPad last year!
    This sounds fantastic- I love steak with tomatoes. But… I just hate gorgonzola. I’d have to use goat cheese instead. (oooh that sounds good….)

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    September 11, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Looks delicious!! Just wanted you to know–I just got White Jacket Required in the mail! When I’m done with my major test at the beginning of October, yours is the first book I will read! πŸ™‚

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    Kitchen Mommy
    September 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Looks so good! Reason to go beyond my typical pepperoni and black olives and mushrooms combo, I think!

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    September 11, 2012 at 6:56 am

    When is your book going to be available on the Kindle? Waiting patiently!!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    September 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! I love home-made pizzas and don’t make them nearly enough!

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    September 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I’m usually not a red meat eater but this looks delicious!!

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    September 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    This looks glorious! I need to make for my husband tomorrow night, we’ve got some steak in the freezer that will do.
    I too kill all my plants :(. I just forget to water them or end up watering them too much. I need to actually read the Burpee gardening book I got as a gift.
    You can do it too, I have faith πŸ™‚

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    Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    September 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    This is beyond lovely πŸ™‚ Gorgeous pics.
    Heidi xo

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    September 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    I saw this recipe earlier in the week and became inspired. Today, I fired up the brick oven for tonight’s pizza and decided to make an oven grilled sandwich for brunch. Ciabatta, balsamic/ garlic and olive oil drizzle, med rare skirt steak, cherry tomatoes, basil and topped with a thin slice of Gruyere cheese. Cooked it in a hot cast iron pan at 600 degrees for 2 minutes until the cheese melted. I plan to do this on one of the pizzas tonight along with your recipe and a pear, caramelized wine and red onion, fig and Gorgonzola cheese. Thanks for your great site. I love great, fresh ideas!

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    December 5, 2012 at 11:04 am

    This pizza is AMAZING! I will definitely use that marinade again for other cuts of steak πŸ™‚

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