Friday, February 11, 2011

BBQ Pizza

One of the wonderful things in life is BBQ Pizza. There is something about the tangy BBQ sauce and the melted mozzarella cheese that is fantastic.  This recipe is great with chicken but I find that it is a fantastic use of left over BBQ pork. 

1 pizza crust
1/2 c  BBQ sauce
1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 cup left over BBQ Pork, or 1 cup FD chicken re-hydrated and mixed with mixed with bbq sauce. 

1/2-2 c mozzarella cheese
1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped

Preheat oven to 400. If you have a pizza stone (they make the best pizzas), put it in the oven to preheat as well.  Remove hot pizza stone from oven spread with melted butter and/or sprinkle with corn meal. Press dough into shape on the hot stone. Be careful it is HOT.  Return to oven cook for 10 minutes. Spread bbq sauce over dough, you want it to thinly cover the crust. Spread pork or chicken over the sauce and then top with cheese. 
Arrange onion slices over sauce.  Bake 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown. (That time is for a pizza stone - if you are using a cookie sheet, it may be a shorter time) Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and slice into 8 wedges.

I got inspiration for this recipe from this post about BBQ Chicken Pizza at The Sisters Cafe

Pizza Crust
1 1/4 cup hot water
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 table spoon oil
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour
melted butter

  1. Preheat oven with pizza stone in it to 400 degrees. 
  2. Pour hot water in mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast to dissolve. Add sugar, salt,  oil. Stir to combine
  3. Gradually add flour.  Mix well. Knead in mixer for 5 minutes.  The dough should be firm not tacky and soft to the touch.  Let dough rest in bowl until the pizza stone is preheated.
  4. Remove pizza stone from oven and brush with melted  butter
  5. Form crust on stone. Be careful  the stone is hot.  The dough should be spread thin enough to cover the entire stone.  
  6. Bake crust with out toppings for 10 minutes. 
  7. Add toppings bake 10 minutes.