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Monday, June 24, 2013

Chorizo and Ground Beef Pizza

I am really excited, as I just recently bought a new pizza stone!!  This pizza stone is for grill use ONLY!  And what better thing to use my new pizza stone for on the grill than ... well... PIZZA!  :)  We don't get too wild and crazy with our pizzas... even when we go out, we like simple and delicious.  No need for fancy, schmancy ingredients.  We would take them, don't get me wrong, it's just, well, we have a more simple type of taste when it comes to pizza.  This is a very simple, very flavorful pizza.  And just for the fun of it, I topped my slices with a little avocado... it was the perfect way to bring the pizza to a whole new level... it was good already, but the avocado just made it that much better!  The buttery goodness of the avocado, just added that little... oomph to each and every bite!

Chorizo and Ground Beef Pizza
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
1/2 lbs Mexican chorizo
1/4 lbs ground beef
salt and pepper
Italian herb mix, to taste (my chorizo was so flavorful, I really didn't need to add anything other than salt and pepper)
1 16oz ball of pizza dough
1 cup pizza sauce
1-2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced black olives (or more if desired)
1-2 cups shredded cheese (I used Mozzarella)
1 avocado, thinly sliced (optional)

In a skillet, over medium high heat, add the chorizo and cook for 3-4 minutes; breaking it up with a wooden spoon.  Add the ground beef (breaking that up also with a wooden spoon) and cook another 5-8 minutes, or until the beef is no longer pink; stirring occasionally.  Season with salt, pepper and Italian herb mix, to taste.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Preheat grill to 400-410 degrees F.  Place a pizza stone on the grill and allow to to preheat for at least 5 minutes.  (Set your stone over in direct heat) Roll your pizza dough out and brush both sides with olive oil.  Place the dough on the pizza stone and close the grill.  Allow to "bake" for about 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom is just starting to become golden.  Remove from stone and flip over (I use aluminum foil on a baking sheet to help me with this process).  Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the cooked side of the pizza.  Top with tomatoes, the chorizo mixture and black olives.  Top with the shredded cheese and place back on pizza stone and close the lid.  Allow to "bake" another 5-8 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.  Carefully remove from stone and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes before slicing.  Top with avocado slices if desired.  Enjoy!

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belleau kitchen said...

um, HELLO!... what an amazing pizza and also I have been thinking about purchasing a pizza stone for ages, MUST do this!

Pam said...

Homemade pizza is the best. Great toppings on this one - yum!

Jennifurla said...

oh delish, and with the avo on tops its perfect

Big Dude said...

You know what' even better than ground beef and chorizo on a grilled pizza - uh, uh, er, uh, hmm, uh

Velva said...

I just saw for the first time a pizza stone only for the grill -Funny, I should see this post.

This is an awesome pizza. Delicious!


Cranberry Morning said...

What? Are you serious that it's for the grill only? Does it get too hot for an already hot oven? Anyway, this looks delicious and I really need to get a pizza stone and for the first time ever need to grill my pizza. That would be amazing!

Angie Schneider said...

wow This is mouthwatering and moreish, Jenn.

Mary Bergfeld said...

You can count me in on this one. It sounds delicious and I can't wait to give it a try. Have a wonderful day, Jenn. Blessings...Mary

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

it looks wonderful! Have fun with that stone!
Mary x

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

yay for that new pizza stone. I look forward to your pizza creations. Mine is only oven safe, and I love it.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Get out. Sheer deliciousness!!! Avocado on a pizza? I proclaim you QUEEN OF THE GRILL!!!

Chris said...

Pizza on the grill is amazing, isn't it?