I have to start off by saying this Pulled Pork Pizza was all my brother Mikes idea, I just made it. The thought behind it, why not make one of our favorite sandwiches into a pizza!!! I am an absolute sucker for a good pulled pork; the sweet tangy bbq sauce, the crunch of coleslaw and some good bread. This pizza did not disappoint!! With the help of the good ole slow cooker the pork can be started in the morning and ready for you come dinner time, oh it its delicious!!! I’ve made a couple similar dishes each with their own twist… give them a try too! BBQ Chicken Pizza and BBQ Pork Tortilla Pizza!
2 pkg Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough
4 bone in pork chops, about 1 1/2-2 lbs
3/4 cup BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays Original)
1 lb sharp cheddar, grated
1 bag of broccoli slaw
1/2 -3/4 cup ranch dressing (just enough to coat)
Slow cooker set to low, add in the pork chops and BBQ sauce. It may not look like enough sauce but they just need to be coated, you will end up with more liquid in the end. Cook for 5 – 5 1/2 hours. Using tongs, break up the pork into nice chunks and remove the bones.
Oven at 500 degrees. I have a pizza stone so used that here and built the pizza on a well floured pizza peel. If you don’t have one use a floured baking sheet.
Unroll the pizza dough and top with some of the pulled pork. Then top with the cheddar.
**the mozzarella in the pic is for the margarita pizza we also made**
Bake for about 8 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbling hot. Remove from the oven and allow to sit for a minute, if you try cutting it right away the cheese will slide right off.
In a small bowl add about 3/4 of the bag of broccoli slaw and toss it with the ranch dressing.
Sprinkle the slaw over top the pizza. I served it with a simple arugula salad, prepared by my genius brother… hey it was his idea might as well put him to work!
*this is my original recipe*