I ran across this recipe on Pink Parsley a few weeks ago and knew I had to try it. We love pizza, and I’m always looking for new recipes to make. I’m starting to get better at the homemade pizza thing, even without a pizza stone. I make my own “pizza stone” using a baking sheet instead and I think it works out great. Admittedly, though, I don’t have anything to compare it to.
You can make this recipe even less labor intensive by using pre-packaged pulled pork. It’s definitely more expensive than making your own. Just for reference, 18 oz of Lloyd’s will probably run you $5+ and I got a 4.5 pound pork butt for $4.50. You can do the math. Sometimes convenience wins though, and in that case the pre-packaged BBQ pork makes a good substitute. If you are making your own, feel free to use my pulled pork recipe, or your own. Someday I’d like to have a real smoker to make it, but I think my slow cooker method is a good substitute for now. I might even start experimenting with liquid smoke to get that beloved smokey flavor. Also, you can definitely make your own BBQ sauce, but this time around I used bottled. I know I’ve said it before, but someday I will post the BBQ recipe that I love. It’s so sweet, spicy and delicious! I would suggest taking the extra time to cut a fresh pineapple, but I’m thinking you can use canned if you want. I didn’t try it with canned so let me know how it goes if you do
Hawaiian BBQ Pork Pizza
1/2 batch of pizza dough, or one large pre-made crust.
1 cup pulled pork
1/2 cup BBQ sauce (omit if using prepackaged BBQ pork), plus more for “sauce” layer
1/2 cup pineapple, diced
1/4 cup red onion
2 Tbs scallions, chopped fine
8 oz mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 500F with a large baking sheet in the oven for at least 30 minutes.
Place a sheet of parchment paper on a separate baking sheet and sprinkle it with cornmeal. Toss the pork with the BBQ sauce in a medium bowl.
On a lightly floured surface roll out your pizza into desired shape. My pizza dough decided to be a rectangle this day. I let it do it’s thing. Place pizza dough onto the prepared parchment paper. Next, lay down a thin layer of BBQ sauce. Evenly distribute BBQ pork on top, followed by pineapple, red onion, scallions and finally the cheese. Now here’s the stressful part. Carefully transfer the pizza (with the parchment paper) from the cooled baking sheet to the baking sheet in the oven. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, or until the cheese is browned. I have learned that every pizza and every oven is different, so I would advise to ignore my time suggestions and pull it out when it “looks done”. I know that’s sort of ambiguous, but trust me, you’ll know!
Recipe adapted slightly from Pink Parsley