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Meat Lovers Chicago Deep Dish Pizza from the top

Chicago Deep Dish Meat Lover Pizza

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 2 Hours 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 8 Slices 1x
  • Category: Pizza
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Chicago


Love pizza? Love Meat? This Chicago Deep Dish Meat Lover Pizza is a great pizza that you can make tonight.


  • 283 grams bread flour
  • 170 grams lukewarm water
  • 54 grams peanut oil
  • 2 grams active dry yeast
  • 2 grams salt
  • 1 gram sugar
  • 1 pound of whole milk low-moisture mozzarella, sliced
  • 3 Ounce Pepperoni
  • 3 Ounce Capocollo
  • 14 ounces of Italian Sausage, uncooked
  • 1 batch of the best Chicago deep dish sauce
  • ¼ cup of freshly grated parmesan


  1. In large mixing bowl, add water, sugar and salt
  2. Mix
  3. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 5 minutes
  4. Add ¼ cup of flour and oil to bowl
  5. Mix
  6. Continue adding ¼ cup of flour and mixing until it is of batter consistency
  7. Add rest of flour and mix until combined
  8. Use your mixer and dough hook to mix on medium low for 1 minute OR knead by hand for 2-3 minutes
  9. Form into ball and place in bowl
  10. Lightly cover ball with oil
  11. Place plastic wrap over bowl and place in warm place for 1-2 hours OR until dough size has doubled
  12. While dough is rising, place a pizza stone on bottom rack and heat oven to 500° Fahrenheit
  13. Allow stone to heat appropriately (40 minutes to 1 hour)
  14. Once dough has doubled, place dough into lightly oiled 12 inch deep dish pizza pan
  15. Spread dough to cover bottom. It should be flat and even all along the bottom.
  16. Using your pointer finger and thumb pinch up along the sides of the entirety of the pizza, creating the side crust of your pizza
  17. Add sliced mozzarella to the cover the bottom of the crust
  18. Add Pepperoni and Capocollo
  19. Add Italian sausage and any other ingredients you may want. Spread evenly
  20. Add deep dish pizza sauce and spread evenly
  21. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top
  22. Place pie in oven and turn oven down to 450° Fahrenheit.
  23. Cook for 35 minutes
  24. Remove and enjoy!