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
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
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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