Tastemade brings two comfort foods together in this Tex-Mex Pulled Pork Pizzas recipe. Just rub the pork with seasonings, pour some salsa on top and let your oven do the rest. The result is fork-tender pulled pork that's amazing on its own but even better covered in cheese and jalapeños and baked on a homemade pizza crust. Don't have time to make pizza dough? Store-bought is fine, too! Just roll it out as noted in the recipe and bake as shown. Tex-Mex Pulled Pork Pizzas is better than takeout with ingredients fresh from your kitchen and you can choose to make the dough yourself or not- either way, it tastes great!
cost per recipe: $13.74
Heat the oven to 275°F. While the oven is heating, rub the cumin, paprika, kosher salt and sugar on the pork. Place the pork into a small baking dish with lid. Reserve 1/4 cup salsa to use for the pizza. Pour the remaining salsa plus 1/4 cup water over the pork. Cover the baking dish.
Bake for 2 1/2 hours or until the pork is fork-tender. Remove the pork to a cutting board. Using 2 forks, shred the pork. Increase the oven temperature to 450°F.
While the pork is cooking, mix the flour, yeast, table salt and granulated sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add the water and oil to the well and mix to combine. Sprinkle some additional flour on a work surface and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic. Return the dough to the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let stand until the dough is doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Sprinkle some cornmeal on a work surface. Divide the dough in half. Roll each piece of dough into a circle (about 1/4-inch thick). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (you may need 2 baking sheets depending on size of dough circles). Transfer the dough circles to the baking sheet. Spread 2 tablespoons reserved salsa on each dough circle to within 1/2-inch of the edge. Top with the shredded pork. Sprinkle with the jalapeño slices and the cheese.
Bake for 8 minutes or until the crusts are golden brown and done and the cheese is melted. Sprinkle with the green onions just before serving.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.