“Oh Dear!” It’s Deer Recipe #1!

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Poor Boy Pizza is exactly how it sounds. It’s a pizza for a poor boy’s budget.  If you are looking for a fast, easy and cheap meal, then this recipe is for you.  I’ve been making this for years for my kids and our teenagers at church when I cook on Wednesday nights.  In fact, I have kids ask all the time, “Hey! When are you going to make Poor Boy Pizza, again?” So when we ended up with a lot of ground deer in the freezer, I decided to try it out with deer meat instead of beef.  It was just as equally yummy! My kids were so excited to have some Poor Boy Deer Pizza!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 loaf of stale bread or discounted French Bread (Fresh bread is ok, but the kind mentioned will save you money!   I usually try to grab the discounted French Bread for .50 cents when Wal-Mart marks their bread down from the deli.)
  • 1 Jar of Garlic or Meat flavored Spaghetti Sauce (You can use pizza sauce, but I have found Spaghetti Sauce is cheaper.)
  • 1 16oz bag of shredded Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 lb. of scrambled and cooked Deer meat (or Beef)
  • Butter or Margarine
  • ½ Teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of Flaked Onion (Optional and the amount is honestly up to how much onion flavoring you desire. You could always use a real onion sliced and diced as well as bell peppers.)

Optional: Pepperonis, Olives, Bacon, Peppers (The more toppings the more your pizza costs and then becomes a Rich Man’s Pizza.)

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Next, slice your French bread into toast size pieces, and place each one on a cookie sheet.  Spread butter lightly on each one.  Then, sprinkle lightly with garlic salt.  If you are using a loaf of bread, then do the same.

Place bread into the oven just enough to melt the butter and then remove the pan.  You do not want to toast the bread.  This should only take about a minute or possibly two. 

Scramble one pound of deer meat seasoned with ½ teaspoon of garlic salt and flaked onion until brown.  Usually with deer meat you do not have to drain the grease like you would have to with ground beef. However, if you had fat added to your meat when you processed it, then you may need to drain grease from your meat. Now, set your meat aside. 

Spreading your choice of meat on the bread

Next, spread a layer of spaghetti sauce on each slice of bread.  Now, add the meat of your choice as well as any other toppings you desire.  Last, sprinkle with shredded cheese and then place in the oven until cheese is melted.  This is usually takes about 5 to 10 minutes to cook in the oven.

Now, enjoy your Poor Boy Pizza!

Poor Boy Pizza on a poor man’s budget!

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Kimberly Boyd

Kimberly Boyd

In life, I have found the things that matter the most to me would be my faith in God, family and friends. However, each of these things and people always need to be accompanied with a big dose of laughter, lots of fun, good music, and tons of yummy delicious food! What better way to enjoy each moment in life?

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