Tuesday, March 03, 2009

What’s on the Grill #120

What do you make with left over pulled pork?  Pulled Pork Pizza, what else!  This is one of my favorite “left over” meals to make.  Also, it was a great chance to try out using a stone on the 26 inch Weber.

Prepping the 26 for Pizza

I have been happy with the stone results on the 650, but for some reason I think I will enjoy using the stone on the kettle.

First off, the stone fits great.  Second, it just seems more natural to make pizza over fire (read: coals) then it does over gas burners.

I use my normal dough recipe.  For the sauce, I always use homemade BBQ sauce.  Tonight, I was lucky enough to have some of my friend Mike’s Coca-Cola BBQ sauce left which he had recently sent me.  I just had enough.  From there, I added the pulled pork and then handfuls of shredded mozzarella.  Simplicity at its best.

I employed the use of a pizza screen, because I find it makes my life that much easier.  Once the pizza is loaded, I transferred it to the stone with my peel. 

I prepped the grill for indirect heating.  I used one full chimney of lit coals and then supplemented that with about a half of chimney of unlit coals.  After everything was lit and the stone was in place, the hood temp measured about 450 degrees.  I was hoping for more, but that worked great for tonight.  I’m still learning about this bad boy.

The pizza cooked for about 15 minutes.  I rotated it once about halfway through since I only had heat coming from the two opposite ends of the kettle.

Pulled Pork Pizza

The results?  Great!  I think I have found my new grill for making pizzas.  Although after countless pizzas, I am beginning to see cracks in my 5 dollar Lowe’s stone.  Time to get another one…and soon!