Last night – Southwest BBQ Pizza

Here’s what we had last night.

As mentioned in my previous post, I am sourdough obsessed at the moment and I had made a couple of sourdough pizza crusts last week.  One was frozen and thawed out for last night’s dinner.  But you could easily make it with any other pizza crust you choose to use.

I have also been experimenting with using my pizza stone on the grill.  We heat up the grill (we have gas) to the highest temp and heat the pizza stone on it while I am putting together the pizza.  By the time the pizza is put together the stone is nice and hot.  It needs to be REALLY hot!  It takes a little maneuvering (and a bit of cornmeal) to roll out the dough, get it on the pizza peel, and then onto the stone but the results are worth it. The crust gets brown and crispy like a wood-fired pizza.  But, if you’re not so inclined to go to the trouble, just use a regular pizza pan and oven.  It will still be yummy.

For this pizza I used:
one pizza crust
about 1/2 cp bbq sauce (whatever you like and really as much as you like)
1 small yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
at least 1 cp of cooked sweet corn (I think I used more)
1 cp smoked gouda, shredded ( I used reduced fat from Trader Joe’s – YUMMY)
chopped cilantro

Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil until they are soft.  When I have more time and energy I like to actually use caramelized onions and roasted garlic (so good!).

Roll out your crust to whatever shape you like.  (Be sure to sprinkle some flour on your surface so dough doesn’t stick.)  Spread the bbq sauce on the dough.  Sprinkle on the corn, onions and garlic.  Sprinkle the cheese and then top with your chopped cilantro.

If you’re daring and are using the grill method, you only need to bake for about 5 minutes and you need to pay attention as it cooks quickly.  You’ll want to use either a pizza peel or the back of a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal to slide your pizza on to.  Then slide it from there onto the stone on the grill.  Close the grill. If everything is as hot as it should be it will only take about 5 minutes so watch it carefully.  If you bake in the oven on a regular pizza pan, bake at about 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.  Enjoy!

Tonight I’m just making a simple stir fry with frozen veggies, Soyaki sauce, cooked brown rice and some scrambled eggs mixed in (after they have been scrambled).  Hey – it’s Monday, been a long work day and I even went to the gym after work so I am taking the easy way out!

Until next time!

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