The Secret Pizza Recipe

The Secret Pizza Recipe

Nova Scotia, Canada


Truth is, the last time I made Sam’s Restaurant famous brown sauce pizza at home was at my big Sister’s place and it’s always a 2 day event because we all know goodness takes time! Time in the kitchen is never a waste and the place where the party eventually happens with everyone in your way! Homemade will never replace a 700 degree brick oven and the taste of a real Sam’s pizza but we can sure try at home and come close! I can tell you there is a reason why Stellarockers head to the home of pizza when they arrive back from away. It’s in our DNA and the BEST!



Brown Pizza Sauce

  • 3 19 oz cans tomatoes
  • 2 ½  cup white flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp pepper
  • ½ Bottle dried oregano
  • 6 small onions
  • 1 Bunch celery
  • 3 – 5 green peppers



  • In blender
  • Blend tomatoes and flour: adding ¾ cup of flour to 1 can of tomatoes so it will mix well
  • Add this to slow cooker
  • Add salt, pepper and oregano

Put the following through a grinder or mince

  • 6 small onions
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 3 – 5 green peppers
  • Add to slow cooker


Then add to slow cooker:

  • 1 – 5 1/2 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Crisco oil
  • 3 tbsp chicken stock or 1 chicken OXO cube
  • Mix well


  • Cook on low in slow cooker
  • Stir often
  • Leave all night
  • 3/4 cup of this sauce will make 1 large pizza
  • Can be frozen in cup size portions
  • Should make about 31-32 portions


Pizza Dough

Mix together and let rise:

  • 2 pkg dry yeast
  • ½ cup Lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp white sugar


Let set 10 minutes, then add mixture to:

  • ¾ cup Crisco oil
  • 1 ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 ¾ cup flour (plus more for rolling)


  • After kneading
  • Let rise 30 minutes in warm area
  • Use more flour when rolling out
  • Bake at 425 for 25 minutes or until done
  • Makes 3 medium pizzas or 2 extra large
  • Freezes well

Add your favorite toppings especially Brother’s Pepperoni and make a Sam’s Combo or Works with lots of fresh mozzarella to the edge.  Whatever is your fancy!




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