Pulled pork pizza. Talk to me, baby.
We had a massive amount of pulled pork cooked up and ready to go. In addition to pulled pork nachos, one of my all time favs is pulled pork pizza.
Sooooo....if you're my Mom or a freak of nature you buy fresh pizza dough on a regular basis and throw it around like it ain't no thang. Not me. Fresh pasta dough is up there with puff pastry - sometimes you want to make it and deal with it on your own...and, well, sometimes you don't. This is a simple appetizer, so a store bought, pre-cooked flatbread worked just fine.
Mom, I'm busy at work this week so don't call me until later for my lecture, ok?
The rest of the ingredients are pretty straight forward:
1 1/2 Cups of Pulled Pork
8 oz Freshly Grated Cheddar
1/4 Cup of Finely Sliced Red Onions
1/2 Cup of Good BBQ Sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's Chipotle BBQ)
2 Green Onions Chopped, both green and white parts
Spread the bottom of the flatbread with the BBQ Sauce. Toss the pork with about 1-2 Tbs of BBQ sauce to moisten it up and then layer on top of the BBQ Sauce. My Mom rubs olive oil around the outside of the crust and sprinkles garlic powder or garlic salt to give it a little extra oomph. I totally recommend that.
Next, sprinkle your cheese and red onions. Pizza is the last thing from a perfect science so play with the ingredients and the amounts. I will probably go dos queso next time.
Cook to the packages directions. We cooked it at 400 for 12 minutes directly on the rack until the crust was nice and crispy and the cheese had melted. To finish it off and add a fresh savory crunch, sprinkle the pizza with the green onions.
So I have to admit, fresh pizza dough is better, but this took literally 15 minutes to throw together and cook. So, if you have the time, use fresh pasta dough but if you want to whip together a quick dinner or a fun appetizer - this is the way to go.
Mommy likey. Mommy want porky.
Ok peeps...first pulled pork nachos and now pizza...what other ways can I use one of my favorite proteins?! Stay hungry!