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Leftover BBQ Pork Pizza

So check it out.  This is kind of a general direction recipe.  I LOVE repurposing leftovers.  In this case, I had made Sweet and Spicy Ribs from Bon Appetit magazine and was left with about 8 ribs.  But you could do this with any kind of leftover bbq meats!  This is not a precise recipe, so bear with me.  Just wanted to share an awesome meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded rib meat (I grilled up some ribs, but you could use pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket... whatever!)
  • 1 cup cooked veggies (again, utilized my leftovers from dinner, I grilled up some zucchini, onion, and asparagus)
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce (if you use the bon appetit recipe, use that bbq sauce, it's amazing!)
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 bag of Trader Joe's pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Follow the directions on the pizza bag to let the dough rest and then roll it out to either a large circle or a rectangle
  3. Take half of the bbq sauce and use a spoon to spread it over the crust
  4. Evenly spread out the meat and veggies on the crust
  5. Sprinkle the cheese over the toppings
  6. Cover with the rest of the bbq sauce and cilantro
  7. Bake until the crust turns golden brown(about 20 minutes)
  8. Enjoy!
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Pizza Rolls

I don't know about you guys.  But I LOVE pizza.  I made a pizza, and can share the recipe later, but way more exciting are my pizza rolls!  As a kid I would house these things like it was my job.  Bagel bites and Pizza Rolls were the best afternoon snacks.  Now I have come up with a recipe which is much fresher, and super easy to make!  As always, my recipe is intended to be simple for everyone to be a cooking star!  You can even choose to make it gluten-free if you feel so inclined.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups of pizza dough (I bought my regular dough at Trader Joe's and gluten free from Bob's Red Mill.  It's totally up to you if you want to be GF or not)
  • flour (I used coconut flour)
  • 1 cup diced pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup diced Mozzarella
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 10 leaves fresh basil
  • garlic powder (large pinch and 1 tablespoon)
  • garlic salt (large pinch and 1 tsp)
  • large pinch of oregano 
  • parsley (large pinch, 1/4 teaspoon, and 1 teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. You should know by now I like to keep things simple.  In a bowl combine the pepperoni, mozzarella, tomato sauce, dried and fresh basil, large pinches of garlic powder, garlic salt, oregano and parsley.
  3. You're almost done!
  4. In a small frying pan heat up your garlic clove, olive oil, red pepper flakes and 1/4 teaspoon of parsley
  5. In a small bowl combine the 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, and 1 teaspoon parsley
  6. Take about a tablespoon of your pizza dough and place onto a lightly floured surface
  7. With a rolling pin flatten out the piece of dough so it's about 3X3 inches
  8. Place a large spoonful of your filling in the center of the dough, fold in half, and seal all edges
  9. Dip the morsel into the olive oil mixture covering all sides
  10. Then coat one side by placing it in the garlic powder mixture
  11. Add to a lightly greased baking sheet
  12. Repeat the process until you have a few dozen pizza rolls evenly spaced on the baking sheet
  13. Place into the oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until they are golden brown
  14. Allow the cheese to cool and bit, and enjoy!
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