Pulled Pork Pizza

Pulled Pork Pizza
Pulled Pork Pizza. Diana Rattray
    50 mins
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Use your favorite pizza crust recipe to make a deep dish or thin crust pizza with a tasty topping of leftover pulled pork and barbecue sauce. The list of ingredients might seem long, but you may substitute a ready-made crust for homemade, and instead of homemade sauce, use about 1/2 cup of your favorite bottled barbecue sauce.

I've updated the recipe to add instructions for an optional homemade pizza crust. Feel free to use a prepared crust or another recipe or this bread machine beer pizza dough.

What You'll Need

  • Homemade Pizza Crust
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast, about 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • 1 cup warm water, about 105 F to 110 F
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed, light or dark
  • dash salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • Toppings
  • thinly sliced plum tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped leftover pulled pork
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced peppers
  • sliced black olives or jalapeno peppers, optional
  • 4 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 to 4 ounces shredded mild Cheddar or a combination of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses

How to Make It

Pour the warm water into a cup and sprinkle the yeast over the top. Add the sugar; stir and let stand for about 10 minutes.

Combine 2 1/4 cup of the flour and the salt in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and the water and yeast mixture. Stir to make a stiff dough and turn it out onto a floured surface. Knead, for about 5 to 7 minutes, adding more flour if necessary.

Gather the dough into a ball and put it in an oiled bowl.

Turn to oil all sides. Cover with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about 30 minutes.

While the dough is rising, prepare the sauce.

In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and black and cayenne peppers. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.

Roll and stretch the dough to fit a regular or deep dish pizza pan.

Spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce over the crust. Top with the pulled pork, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and other toppings. Sprinkle the cheeses over all.

Bake pizza at 425 F for about 20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned, or follow the directions for your particular pizza crust recipe and method.

Makes a 12- to 14-inch pizza.

Tips and Variations

  • Replace the pulled pork with shredded chicken or beef.
  • Add thin strips of bell pepper to the toppings.

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