Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pineapple Pulled Pork Pizza


Did you try my Texas Pulled Pork? If so, you can turn this-



Flavorful and tender BBQ pork, made over into pizza!



All you need is some handy-dandy homemade crust, a smattering of toppings, plenty o' cheese and you have yourself an economical and tasty dinner!

I know I wax poetic about home economics quite often. It is a topic near and dear to my heart, as I suspect it is for a lot of people. We may have a tiny household of 2 people, but we also live on one income. It's not like the hubby and I are eager to throw away money. I think discussing ways to save money is interesting to just about everyone, I mean, who doesn't want to keep more of their hard-earned money in their own pockets? I've already told everyone how many meals I get out of pulled pork, and this pizza is just one example. It's super-easy to turn leftover pulled pork into just about anything. Which brings me to another point- small households. If you run a small household, you might feel adverse to cooking such a large amount of meat. A 4 lb roast sounds quite large, doesn't it? The fact of that matter is that you don't find many roasts that are smaller than that. I mean, I usually find the smallest pork shoulders to be around 8 lbs. Don't be afraid of this, small household. Cut that roast in half, and freeze part of it. And make the 4 lb roast! Just have a game-plan for the leftovers. And honestly, wouldn't it be nice to spend one day cooking the protein, and then have it ready to work with for several dinners throughout the week? 

Well, I'm not afraid to tell you- It's wonderful!

Here are few other ideas for leftover pulled pork:












Can I tell you how much I heart food bloggers? I think we are some of the nicest and most creative folks on the planet. Not too mention people's photography skills. Wow! Definitely something I strive for every day.

Ok, I think I've demonstrated more than a few methods for leftover pulled pork. If you have a small household, please, don't be afraid. Be very, very excited! 

Have a great day everyone!


Ingredients (makes 1 pizza):

cornmeal
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's)
1 cup fresh pineapple, diced
1 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, torn

Directions:

1. Prepare dough according to directions.
2. Preheat oven to 550┬║ for 1 hour, placing a baking stone on very top rack. Remove dough from fridge, allow to come to room temperature.
3. After 1 hour, turn oven off. Turn broiler on. Sprinkle flour on a large working surface. Roll dough into a large circle. 
4. Remove baking stone from oven and place on baking stone rack. Be careful, the stone is hot! Sprinkle cornmeal over baking stone. Move pizza dough circle onto baking stone. Brush BBQ sauce onto dough. Distribute pulled pork, pineapple, and red onion evenly over dough. Evenly sprinkle mozzarella over dough. Broil in preheated oven for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted and pizza has begun to form blistered pockets all over. Remove from oven (carefully!), sprinkle with fresh cilantro, and slice. Serve immediately!



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4 comments:

  1. PULLED PORK MAC & CHEESE!? I almost just fainted...

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    1. LOL. I just knew I had to include that one when I saw the picture. It looks to die for! :)

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  2. Hi, I found your blog through the wonderful Optimistic guy's blog. I'm not a pork fan, but I'm a fan of simple substitutions for recipes like this that look delectable. I'm also a fan of saving money and creating new dishes with leftovers.
    Smiles.

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    1. I'm glad the Optimistic guy led you here! You could definitely sub a beef roast or even chicken breasts for the pork on this one. Cooking time would need to be adjusted for chicken, but man, I sub meats in and out all the time. Usually works fabulously! Thanks for stopping by!

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