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Unread 07-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Planning a grilled pizza

My wife is wanting me to do a grilled pizza (and she has the Valentine's day coupon to make it happen ). I was thinking about using leftover pulled pork and BBQ sauce as the sauce. I've tried various recipes for BBQ sauce but haven't found anything that I like.

I was wondering if someone can recommend a simple sauce recipe. The only requirement I have is that catsup is not a main ingredient. If it uses bourbon, that would be a bonus.
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As an Italian I can tell you one thing, pizza sauce, or any tomato based sauce shouldn't have catsup in it!

You could start with this, which is a recipe from the Soprano's Cookbook. It's a simple tomato based sauce.

For the sauce:
2 pounds fresh plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped, or one (28-oz.) can Italian crushed tomatoes
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt (to taste)
4 fresh basil leaves, torn into bits

To make the sauce, in a large saucepan, combine tomatoes, garlic, oil, and salt to taste.
Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Skim off any red/orange "foam" that rises to the top as it cooks. Add the basil. Let the sauce cool.

That recipe will get you off to a good start. Personally I like to add a pinch of red pepper flakes to give the sauce that "something". Keep it simple, sometimes less is more. Good luck!

Edit- just re read your original post. Sorry I got no suggestions on a bbq-type sauce for pizza... I typically make it using tomato based sauces. Maybe someone will chime in soon with a recipe. Anyway, you got the recipe there for a good tomato sauce if you wanna try it sometime!
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I've done a few pulled pork BBQ pizzas.
The best results I've had are cook the dough, cheese and pork on the que, then drizzle BBQ sauce on when done.

BBQ sauce has sugars not usually found in red or white sauces that will burn up and carmelize.
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There are a whole bunch of BBQ sauce recipes on here. There is a site-specific Google search box near the bottom of the page. A quick search should get you a lot of results.

For pulled pork pizza I use whatever BBQ sauce I feel like (typically Blues Hog or Sweet Baby Ray's) and mix it with pizza sauce.
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Go light on the smoke. I suggest using lump charcoal with no wood chunks or chips.

I'm also instered in the replys on the sauce.
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