Gather your ingredients. We will want your oven / grill at 450, indirect.
In your pizza pan (I highly recommend cast iron), spread 2tbs of melted butter. Be sure to get the edges of the pan as well.
Stretch your dough across the pan. Don't tear it and don't worry about going all the way of the edges (yet). Let it sit for a while. When you come back, it'll be ready for you to finish stretching it.
While waiting for that dough to get rest, cook your sausage.
I really like crumbled sausage to maximize the surface area (and hence flavor).
Once fully cooked, drain all excess grease and set aside.
I also like to crisp up my pepperonis. As with the sausage, get rid of any excess grease and set aside.
Combine all your ingredients into your sauce and get it to a simmer. Stir. Taste. Adjust ingredients till you got the perfect pizza sauce.
By now your dough should be ready to finish stretching. I like to drape it slightly over the top of the edges while I assemble the core of the pizza.
Layer the bottom of the pizza with the fresh sliced mozzarella. Place the slices of deli mozzarella around the sides.
Spread all the meet across the top of the cheese.
Cover the meat with the sauce.
Fold the upper edge of the crust over and seal. Likewise, you could do this in a prior step before putting the meat in. Up to you.
Brush the crust with the remaining 2tbs of melted butter.
Sprinkle the crust with parmesan, dried garlic, herbs, etc…. whatever you like.
Cook until done. About 20-25 minutes…. possibly longer. Ignore the fact this picture shows the pizza being cooked direct. I highly recommend indirect so as to not burn the bottom crust.
Serve & Enjoy!!!!