BBQ Pork Pizza with Roasted Corn, Jalapeno, and Smoked Mozzarella is super easy using pre-cooked bbq pork. This BBQ Pork Pizza pops with flavor and is a great addition to a weekly meal plan.
Is pizza night a weekly event in your house? It sure is in ours. Ordering pizza is one of the easiest and quickest ways to feed hungry mouths that tend to get hangry pretty fast! But guess what? You can make pizza at home even quicker than you can order. My favorite is this Fig Jam, Caramelized Onion, and Prosciutto Pizza.
With a few homemade ingredients and the help of some ready-made foods, you can have a tasty, original pizza on the table in about 30 minutes. I like to purchase ready-made dough at my local grocery store and then pile on the toppings.
Sometimes pizza can be as simple as a traditional Margherita style pizza, with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella, but other days I like to change things a bit, like with this BBQ Pork Pizza.
What about leftovers as pizza toppings? Now there’s a way to get dinner on the table fast. I cooked some Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Memphis BBQ Seasoned St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs for dinner on Sunday, and then chopped up the leftovers to use later in the week.
So what goes well with barbecued rib meat? My Mexican Spiced Creamed Corn definitely. Baked beans yes, but not on pizza. Slaw for sure, but again, not on pizza.
You could use the meat for tacos, or even sandwiches, but my first thought was PIZZA.
Let’s get outside the box—how about spice it up a little with some diced jalapeno? Maybe add some smoked mozzarella to go along with the smoky rib flavor. And top it with a drizzle of barbecue sauce and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro.
Sound good? It was!
How to Make BBQ Pork Pizza
Are you a thin-crust or thick-crust pizza person? I like a thin crust so the pizza isn’t so heavy and the toppings can shine.
Since I don’t have a pizza stone and peel, I spread the ready-made dough as thin as I can, brush a little olive oil on a baking sheet and a little on top of the dough, and then bake it in the oven on 500 for 2-3 minutes, just until the edges are slightly browning.
While the oven is heating, chop one jalapeno and slice the kernels off two ears of corn. Slice about a quarter or half of a red onion and grab a handful of cilantro and rough chop, along with a couple of green onions. You’ll have time to grate the cheese while the dough is pre-baking.
Remove the pizza dough from the oven after a couple of minutes, and brush with barbecue sauce, then sprinkle cheese on top of the sauce.
Add chopped pork, corn kernels, jalapeno, and red onion, and bake for 7-9 minutes then sprinkle half a cup of cheese on top. Bake another couple of minutes or until crust is nicely browned underneath and cheese is melted and slightly browning.
Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle the chopped cilantro and green onions on top.
Dinner with meat and vegetables in 30 minutes or less!
Have y’all tried any of the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork? The items are designed to help you get a homemade dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less—I support that notion totally.
When you’re a working parent, time is the most precious commodity you have, so quick and easy is the only way to go on the weeknights.
Available in a variety of fresh cuts, including loin filets, sirloins, tenderloins, and roasts, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is a perfect fit for all cooking styles and dishes—plus, it can also be sliced or cubed for even faster cooking. And the prep work is done for you! The meat is perfectly seasoned and marinated and ready for you to cook.
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- 1 lb. ready-made pizza dough
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup barbecue sauce
- 2 cups shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups chopped rib meat from Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Memphis BBQ Seasoned St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- ½ cup thin red onion slices
- ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
- Preheat oven to 500.
- Brush olive oil on the bottom of a baking sheet, then spread the dough as thin as possible on the baking sheet. Brush dough with olive oil and place in pre-heated oven for 2-3 minutes, just until the edges are slightly browning.
- Remove the pizza dough from the oven after a couple of minutes, and brush with barbecue sauce, then sprinkle 1 ½ cups cheese on top of the sauce. Add chopped pork, corn kernels, jalapeno, and red onion and bake for 7-9 minutes, then sprinkle remaining half cup of cheese on top. Bake another couple of minutes or until crust is nicely browned underneath and cheese is melted and slightly browning. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle the chopped cilantro and green onions on top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 678 Saturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 89mg Sodium: 1577mg Carbohydrates: 77g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 22g Protein: 37g
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. All opinions are my own.