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Monday, May 7, 2012

Jalapeno Popper Inspired Grilled Pizza

After I made the grilled jalapeno popper topped chicken, I was thinking about how I could use that topping on other things.... and wouldn't you know it?  A pizza was inspired.  But not just any pizza... Nope, this is a pizza with cream cheese and jalapenos and even more cheese.... mmmmmmmmm.... I wish there was still some leftovers.....

Now I did do something a tad bit different from a jalapeno popper - I used ground pork in place of bacon.  Yes, yes, bacon probably would have been better, but I had to use up some ground pork and it was a pretty awesome substitute, let me tell ya!

Jalapeno Popper Inspired Grilled Pizza
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
1/2 lbs ground pork
3 jalapeno, chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seed
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 Tablespoons cream cheese
1 ball of pizza dough
3/4 cup pizza sauce
2 cups jalapeno jack cheese
olive oil

In a non-stick skillet, over medium heat, add the ground pork, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.  Allow to cook for 8-10 minutes or until the pork is no longer pink.  Stir in the garlic powder, fennel seed, oregano, parsley, and red pepper flakes.  Add the jalapeno and cook for 3 minutes.  Stir in the cream cheese until melted and everything is combined.  Remove from heat.

Preheat your grill to 350 degrees F.  Spray a large square of aluminum foil with non stick spray.  Spread out your dough and brush both sides with olive oil.  Using a baking sheet, transfer the foil with the dough on it to the grill.  Close the lid and allow to cook for 4-5 minutes or until the bottom turns a golden brown.  Remove from grill and flip over.  Spread sauce over browned side of dough and top with the pork.  Top with the cheese and return to the grill.  Grill until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 5-8 minutes longer.  Carefully remove from heat and allow to cool before cutting.  Enjoy!

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Kungfucaveman said...

Looks and sounds sooooo good!

Big Dude said...

Now you've done it - I NEED PIZZA.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh, Sean would flip for this pizza combination. This sounds delicious!!

Yenta Mary said...

Oooh, breakfast!!! :)

Pam said...

I think the ground pork makes it extra tasty!

Debra said...

Oh my heck, that looks completely divine! My mouth is watering!

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Get. Out. Of. Town. I love that you're on a jalapeƱo popper kick and I'm on a buffalo chicken kick. When you find true love, it's worth sticking with it! This looks amazing Jenn!

Suzie said...! Who doesn't love pizza? This one sounds and looks great!

Mary said...

What a great combination of ingredients you've used here. This sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cranberry Morning said...

It is 5:42 PM and that title and photo just about did me in. I am hungry and if I could have three wishes, they would be:
a) two pieces of your pizza were sitting in front of me
b) a caffeine-free diet coke was next to them
c) that no one asked me to share. :-)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Seriously excellent flavors -
Mary x

Lea Ann said...

I really must learn to grill pizza this summer. And love the cream cheese on your creation. yum.

Chris said...

Hillllllarious. Great minds DO think alike, don't they?

Desi said...

I love this! I love your twist on the jalapeno popper chicken! This looks incredible :)

Candace said...

We love to grill pizza! This is a sensational flavor combination. Yum!