Grilled Chorizo Pizza

May 24, 2011 08:02 PM


Memorial Day weekend is on its way and what is this memorable holiday known for? Grilling of course! So in light of the upcoming grilling craze, I want to share one of my favorite grilled dishes: Beef Chorizo Pizza. It’s a beef pizza cooked on the grill!
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Beef Chorizo Pizza

1 lb. ground beef (I like my pizza beefy)
1/2 link of beef Chorizo
1 Italian Zucchini (the green ones)
1 small can sliced olives
1 C mushrooms
1 1/2 C cheese
1/2 C Pizza Sauce
1 pizza dough
Let’s talk beef chorizo, as some of you may not be familiar with this delicious beef product. It is a Hispanic style beef product made of cheeks and spices, it is delicious when mixed with ground beef. Start by mixing the two meats. No need to dirty a bowl, mix them in your black iron skillet because that is where you will cook it.
In the summer time, I love to cook outside so I even cooked the meat in my black iron skillet on the grill, but you can do that part in the house if you wish.  While it cooks, mix up your pizza dough.  If you use Betty’s don’t get confused by the directions…GREASE YOUR COOKIE SHEET!  (I get so excited that I don’t read things through sometimes…FAIL). Next spread your pizza dough onto your baking dish of choice, I will tell you that I used a square cookie sheet because I baked it on the grill, but I prefer to bake pizza on a pizza stone (The Pampered Chef makes a great one).  However, a pizza stone won’t fit on the grill, so if you are fixing this inside in an oven I RECOMMEND the pizza stone! 
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Dice up your veggies into a bowl and mix them in the bowl to save a step later. I know what you are thinking, veggies on a pizza… I love a ton of meat on my pizza but let’s face it, summer is on the way and we have delicious vegetables available so for heaven’s sake let’s use them! Trust me on the veggies, use whatever you have on hand.
Spread the pizza dough, then put a layer of pizza sauce, put a layer of the meat,
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cover with the cheese,
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spread your veggies, and put the rest of the meat. 
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Now this is not going to look like your normal pizza, this is the kind of pizza you have to eat with a fork.  Then take your pizza to the grill and leave on there until the crust is golden and the cheese is all melted.  This is a seriously delicious pizza, spicy but not too spicy, beefy and fresh all at once!
This is what will happen if you get in a fist fight with Betty Crocker & don’t GREASE your cookie sheet…
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Hope you enjoy some grill time this weekend!


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