So this recipe isn't to be confused with one that has the ingredients cooked on the bbq, this is for cooking your pizza on the bbq. Last summer, a friend did this and it was amazing so I've made a few different styles. This one came to me when discussing what to have for dinner, pizza or burgers on the bbq. Why not both? The crust on the pizza comes out really nice, with grill marks and is extra crunchy. The technique here is really all you need to know when making this pizza. Toppings are whatever you want or like. One of the best pizza's I ever made was a Thanksgiving turkey dinner pizza. Once you get the technique down, the world's your oyster. Hmmm, oysters...
- 1 whole wheat pizza dough (homemade preferably but store-bought is fine)
- 1⁄2-3⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1⁄2 cup diced onion
- 1⁄2 cup diced tomato
- 1⁄4 cup dill pickle, finely diced
- 1 cup lettuce, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons French dressing
- 2 tablespoons dill relish
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- Preheat a fry pan until hot and add your ground beef, yellow mustard, garlic powder and dried parsley flakes. Cook until browned, drain and set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, French dressing and dill relish.
- Roll out your pizza so that it will fit on half of your bbq.
- Preheat your bbq with all grills on high for 15 minutes.
- Clean your grill with a wire brush. Take a paper towel and dip it in vegetable oil. Using a pair of tongs, wipe your oil over the entire grill.
- You want one side of your bbq on and one side off. So if you have a 4 burner grill, turn off the two burners on the igniter side. If you have a three burner grill, turn of the burner on the igniter side and the middle burner. If you have a 2 burner grill, turn off the 1 burner on the igniter side.
- Gently place your pizza dough on the side of the bbq where the burners are off and close the lid. You want to cook your pizza for about 10-15 minutes, until the dough has risen and there are nice grill marks on the bottom.
- Turn off the other side of the bbq and flip your dough over onto that side. Relight the igniter side of the bbq as above.
- Spread your bbq sauce over the pizza. Using a spoon, place dollops of your mayonnaise mixture all over the pizza.
- Spread the ground beef, tomato, onion, and dill pickle over the pizza. Top with the two cheeses. You'll want to assemble your pizza fairly quickly to get the lid back down.
- Cook for another 15-20 minutes, until your cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is cooked through.
- Remove from the bbq and top with the shredded lettuce.
This is a great pizza! I have made it twice, but both times in the oven (weather didn't cooperate both times I tried to grill it). I ommited the mayo (because I have a thing against warm mayo), dressing and lettuce. I also added bacon - because what is a cheeseburger without bacon? I loved the pickles on the pizza! We will definately be making this often!