The “Triple P” Pulled Pork Pizza

"Triple P" Pizza

The other day I did something I have come to love: I plopped a big ol’ hunk of meat in my slow cooker and walked away.  I so love my Crock Pot.  I had picked up a gigantic piece of boneless pork shoulder from Costco, and divided it it up.  I vacuum sealed and froze half, and rubbed the other half with a good all purpose seasoning mix from The Spice House called Old World Central Street Seasoning.  Because the pork shoulder was so large I knew I would end up using leftovers to make other dishes.  That’s why I choose a good all purpose seasoning that would flavor the meat without limiting its use in other recipes.

I let the roast sit overnight the refrigerator, then shoved it into the Crock Pot on a bed of sliced onions.  I say shoved because even though I have a 8 or 10 quart pot, this piece of meat was so big I had to kind of massage it into the pot!  The pork came out so tender it fell apart as I tried to take it out of the pot.  And as predicted, we had pork with rice, pork sandwiches, pork with noodles and this recipe: The “Triple P Pizza” aka Pulled Pork Pizza.

Pulled Pork

Triple P Pizza

fresh pizza dough

1 1/2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce, divided

14 – 16 ounces cooked leftover pork shoulder, shredded

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1 large onion, thinly sliced and caramelized*

Heat your oven to 450 degrees F.

Fresh Pizza Dough from Trader Joe's

Following the directions on your pizza dough, roll it out to form a large rectangle or circle.  Because my dough started out square, it was easier to roll into a rectangle.

Pizza Dough Rolled out into Rectangle

Carefully transfer the dough to a sheet pan lightly sprayed with non stick cooking spray.

Mix 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce with the pork and set aside.  Pour the remaining BBQ sauce onto the dough and spread it completely over the entire surface.

BBQ Sauce on Pizza Dough

Top the sauce with 2 cups of shredded mozzarella.

Mozzarella Cheese on Pizza Dough

Place the pork on top of the cheese, then top with the caramelized onions.

Pulled Pork and Caramelized Onions on Pizza

Top the pizza with the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese.

Triple P Pizza Before Baking

Bake the pizza for 15 – 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.

"Triple P" Pizza

Pulled pork sandwiches are traditionally served with cole slaw on top of the pork, but I couldn’t envision cole slaw on the pizza.  But once I ate the pizza I actually thought that a bit of crunch and tartness would go nicely on top of the pie.  I may remake this (you know I have a whole lot of pork shoulder still in the freezer) and try it with the cole slaw on top.  I’ll update the post when I do.  If you make it and try it with cole slaw, please leave a comment and let me know how you liked it.

*To caramelize an onion, slowly cook them in a skillet over a low flame in about 2 -3 tablespoons of butter until golden brown and sweet.

Cheryl D Lee on Foodista

Comments

  1. Joe Ruder says

    I actually found this by searching for coleslaw on pizza – I made a pulled pork pizza with a tangy cole slaw on top last night. Very good – although, honestly, it would be just as good with the slaw on the side. Assuming you take a bite of each!

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