Simple Pulled Pork Pizza Recipe
Delivery pizza is pretty good. But homemade grilled pizza smoked on a Grilla Grill is life-changing. Fling, flip, spread, sprinkle, and create a one-of-a-kind pie to throw on your Grilla, Kong, or Silverbac. Then watch the cheese melt and the sauce sizzle to perfection. Toss the take-out menus: there’s a new master in town.
- 1 premade pizza crust like Boboli
- 1 jar pizza sauce (small jar, just over a cup of sauce)
- 2 to 4 C mozzarella cheese
- 1 red pepper sliced into rings
- 1 orange pepper sliced into rings
- ½ red onion sliced
- ½-lb pulled pork
- >½ C Grilla BBQ Sauce, divided in half
- 3 TB Grilla AP Rub
- Pizza stone (recommended)
- Large spatula or pizza peel (recommended)
Before we get into the instructions let talk about a couple of things. First is the pizza dough/crust. You have several options here and frankly they all taste great.
Option 1 – Make your favorite dough from scratch or from a dry mix.
Option 2 – Buy a premade ball of dough from a freezer section or even from your favorite local pizza joint. Most will sell you already proofed dough for very little money.
If you do either of these don’t forget to poke holes in your pizza dough once you get it rolled out to 10-inch in diameter and also precook your dough for about 5 minutes before adding your toppings for a crispy brick oven style finish on your crust.
Option 3 – Buy a premade, pre-rolled crust like one from Boboli or Mama Mary’s. These are easily found in your big box store and work well. I’ve even gone so far as to just buy a frozen cheese pizza and add my toppings to it and grill it. It was still fantastic.
Second thing we need to talk about is toppings. Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to toppings, so use what you like and don’t be afraid to have fun.
Mix together the pizza sauce and the first ¼ c barbeque sauce.
As mentioned, for this recipe we are using a premade, pre-rolled pizza crust. If you used a dough or mix, you would pick up these instructions after precooking your dough for 5 minutes.
Lay down a light-to-medium coat of the pizza sauce mixture on the crust. If you like a saucier pizza, lay more down. Top with the mozzarella. Top this with the bell pepper slices, onion and evenly spread the pulled pork around.
Place the pizza back on the Kong and cook 10 minutes or until cheese is well melted. Remove from your Kong and then dust with the rub. Use spoon to drizzle the remaining sauce all over the top.
Your Barbecue Pulled Pork Pizza Deserves a Stone
Creative pitmasters know that you can get around using a pizza stone by laying out foil or using a sturdy, grill-approved baking sheet instead. However, if you want your barbecue pork pizza to come out amazing, you need to invest in a pizza stone.
Pizza stones cost relatively little, especially if you learn to use them for everything from making pizza to grilling veggies. Their uniform surface allows you to get that perfectly crisp crust. Plus, they heat evenly, so you never need to worry about hot spots scorching your buttery, heavenly dough.
Trust us — buying a pizza stone will make your grilling easier. Put it on your holiday or birthday wish list if a special occasion is coming and you want an excuse to fire up the wood pellet smoker grill.
What to Serve With Our Simple BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza Recipe
Wondering what to serve with your barbecue pork pizza? You could just add some beverages and call it a meal. But if you want to include a side-dish, consider making a green salad. Eating a salad alongside pizza allows you to get a boost of nutrition without filling you up.
Other great pizza sides include grilled fresh fruit and sliced veggies with dipping sauce. You can even make the dipping sauce yourself while your pizza is cooking. Just opt for lighter fare so your barbecue pork pizza remains center-stage. Oh, and plan to whip up a couple of these pizzas if you have more than three or four folks to feed.