Inspired by an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on The Food Network, I set out to create a pulled pork pizza. I made the pulled pork yesterday with plans to create the pizza today. I envisioned something along the lines of the traditional Hawaiian style pizza with ham and pineapple but using pulled pork instead. I also wanted a barbeque sauce base in place of the typical pizza sauce.
The day ended up getting away from me and I didn’t get the crust going in time for it to rise. So I cheated and made my way to the local Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake Pizza shop. I ordered a pizza with barbeque sauce and cheese. I think they thought I was nuts. They kept wanting to add something to it. But I left with a pizza that I could never pass off as my own once that crust was photographed. My crusts look nothing like that!
Once home, I added a cup of chopped red onion. On top of that I added a thick layer of pulled pork. I chopped it up into smaller sizes for the pizza and put it on cold. I topped it with a little extra mozzarella cheese, a small can of pineapple chucks, drained well and quartered, and an extra drizzle of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce.
I baked the pizza in a 425 degree oven for 18 minutes and let it rest five minutes before cutting. I actually think my homemade crust would have be tastier. This one was a little thick and chewy for my liking. Aside from that, it was a very good, very unique pizza and I will definitely try it again with homemade crust.