One of my favorite things to make at home is pizza. I’ve shared several of them with you but this is the first one I cooked on the grill.
I don’t know what took me so long. I love the crust of a wood-fired pizza, and that is exactly the result I got with my Big Green Egg.
These are the ingredients I chose:
Spicy Italian sausage, onions, pancetta, manchego, ricotta salata, & sun-dried tomatoes.
The first thing I did was light the ceramic cooker and set it up for indirect cooking — a barrier in-between the food and the fire.
I put the pizza stone on the cooker so that it would get nice and hot. That is the trick for a crispy crust.
Next, fry the pancetta and drain on a paper towel:
Thinly slice the onion.
Toss the onions into a pan with 2 tablespoons of the pancetta grease.
No you don’t HAVE to use the pancetta grease but why waste it?
While those are caramelizing, brown the sausage.
Now look at that gorgeous color on the onions:
Next, add some of your favorite barbecue sauce:
Mix well and set aside.
Shred the Manchego or your cheese of choice.
Instead of a tomato-based sauce I use minced garlic and olive oil.
Next, form your crust:
You can see how I form my dough HERE.
I brought the hot pizza stone inside to build the pizza. IT IS HOT so please plan accordingly.
Put the dough on the hot stone, brush with the garlic oil, and top with the caramelized onions:
Add the manchego cheese:
The spicy sausage:
Crumble the ricotta salata on top:
Add the sun-dried tomatoes:
And last but certainly not least, the pancetta.
Now you are ready for the grill.
Don’t walk away.
The pizza cooked in about 6 minutes.
It was smoky and the crust was perfect — just like a wood-fired pizza.
For more pizza creations click HERE.
What are your favorite pizza topping combinations?