Apr 17, 2014

Grilled Pulled Pork Pizza Recipe

I love pulled pork! I have an amazing recipe to make pulled pork in the Crock Pot that I use every single time I'm going to make a pork butt. I usually buy a 10 lb pork butt which makes a ton of food. Typically I make it on Sunday or Monday and then live off the leftovers all week. While I love pulled pork on it's own, I need to make things with it like tacos and enchiladas so I don't get bored with it.

Last summer my husband and I went to a pork festival where we had pulled pork pizza for the first time. We've been hooked ever since! I've tried a few recipes from Pinterest but none of them were as good as the pizza we had at the festival. What's a girl to do?

Why ask the pizza place that made the original pizza what sets their pulled pork pizza aside of course. You have to love small town restaurants since they actually told me what I was doing wrong. In all fairness it's not on their normal menu and only made for the festival. Which is a serious error in judgement if you ask me.

They didn't. I told them anyway.

The secret to their pizza is the spicy barbecue sauce they use in place of pizza sauce. I would never have guessed that since the pizza is not spicy, but it does explain the flavor that I was missing.

Last Friday I made this pulled pork pizza and it was amazing! I added some veggies which the original pizza didn't have since I like veggies. Plus I can convince myself that pizza isn't junk food if there are veggies on it.

My husband said I have to make pulled pork soon just so he can have this pizza again. The next day my kids had some leftover pizza and 2 out of 3 kids liked it. Which is the story of this mom's life.




Ingredients
1 pizza dough - I buy it, feel free to make it
Country Bob's Apple Chipotle All Purpose Sauce is my favorite, use your favorite
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups pulled pork
1 medium sized onion cut into thin strips
1/2 green or red bell pepper cut into thin strips
1/2 jalapeno sliced and deseeded
4 T olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. Preheat your grill on med heat.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and cook onions. Add salt and pepper to taste. These are going to cook down as you caramelize them.
3. Add bell pepper stripes to the pan and cook until soft.
4. Roll your pizza dough and spread a thin layer of olive oil on one side. Carefully put the oil side down on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes. Watch the dough carefully as grill temperatures vary.
5. Remove dough from the grill and spread a thin layer of olive oil on the side you didn't cook.
6. Spread about 1/2 cup of apple chipotle sauce over the cooked side of the pizza dough. You want a thin layer but you may need more sauce depending on your crust size/preference.


7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the pizza.
8. Add the caramelized onions, bell peppers, and sliced jalapenos over the cheese.


9. Take about a tablespoon of pulled pork and drop it onto the pizza. Strategically place the dollops of pulled pork around the pizza.
10. Grab that bottle of Apple Chipotle sauce and drizzle some over the top of the pizza. I didn't measure, I just drizzled it until it looked good to me. This is a preference thing on how much sauce you use.


11. Return your pizza to the grill and cook another 4-6 minutes.
12. Serve and enjoy!




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