BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza BannerLeftover food is common in my home. With two picky kids who don’t always like to eat what I cook and the fact that I enjoy cooking, there is always hanging around.

Last fall during one of my clean eating jump start groups, I shared a recipe for a “Clean” BBQ Pulled Pork and knew that everyone would have leftovers, so I came up with this BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza as a quick a simple Sunday lunch that the leftovers could be used up with.

This recipe is kept “clean” by using Stubbs BBQ sauce, which is one of the cleanest, bottled bbq sauces I’ve found. It contains no high fructose corn syrup, it’s gluten-free and they pride themselves on using high quality ingredients. It also comes in about 7 different flavors, which are all pluses, especially when you don’t have the time (or desire) to make your own from scratch.

(If you know of another clean bbq sauce, please share with me in the comments below. I love trying new things!)

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
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Ingredients
  1. Whole Wheat Pizza dough
  2. Leftover BBQ pulled pork
  3. ½ cup sliced red onion
  4. 1 cup shredded cheese (sharp cheddar, Monterey jack, whatever you prefer)
  5. Roasted corn (just a sprinkle over the top if desired)
Instructions
  1. Follow oven temperature directions for your pizza dough.
  2. Roll out the dough to fit your pan. Top with BBQ pork, onion and cheese.
  3. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, depending on pizza dough and oven temperature.
To make the "Clean" BBQ Pulled Pork
Ingredients
  1. 2lb pork roast
  2. 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  3. 1 tsp garlic powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1/2 tsp pepper
  6. 8 ounces of beer (I used Angry Orchards Cider Beer)
  7. 32 ounces of barbecue sauce (Stubbs BBQ sauce has a pretty clean ingredient list but you may need to add some water to thin it out a little if it’s very thick – you don’t want it to burn in the slow cooker)
Directions
  1. Season pork with onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Add to crockpot, add beer and 24 ounces of barbecue sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours, tossing once or twice if desired. After 8 hours, shred and add remaining barbecue sauce. Toss to coat and let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving to absorb everything. Serve as desired.
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 As you can see, the beauty of the pork is that it is cooked in the slow cooker, which means you can set it and forget it…and who doesn’t like that?!

Simply pop it into the slow cooker on a Saturday morning, run your errands (make sure to pick up some soft rolls to serve it on), come home and enjoy! Then the next day, you can enjoy the leftovers as a super yummy pizza, that takes less than 30 mins to prepare. Score!

I don’t have exact 21 Day Fix container counts for this since BBQ is technically a no-no. After you complete your first round of the program, you can be a little more adventurous with a few meals and give this a try. It’s still clean eating, just not 100% Fix approved.

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