Pulled Pork Pizza

Pulled Pork Pizza
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
689 Calories
34g Fat
68g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 689
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1203mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Protein 33g
Calcium 531mg 41%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.

 

Ingredients

  • For the Homemade Pizza Crust:
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup water (warm, 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
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 tablespoons onion (finely minced)
  • 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 black pepper (ground)
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • For the Toppings:
  • 1 to 2 plum tomatoes (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup pulled pork (chopped, leftover)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup peppers (thinly sliced)
  • Optional: black olives (sliced)
  • Optional: jalapeno peppers (sliced)
  • 4 ounces mozzarella (shredded)
  • 2 to 4 ounces cheddar cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. While the dough is rising, prepare the sauce.

  5. In a saucepan over medium heat, saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

Recipe Variations

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