Chorizo, Mushroom and Onion Pizza

"My girlfriend made this yesterday for my lunch and it was great. As she was making it I suggested adding some onions and it was a great pizza. But I really enjoy chorizo too. She had dough from a local pizza place, but you could use a store bought crust if you wanted, or even a store bought dough for that matter. We cooked ours right on the grill. We brushed it with minced garlic, pepper and dried oregano and then grilled 5 minutes on each side. Then we removed the pizza and topped it. I like to put a sheet of foil on the grill so when the pizza goes back on to melt the cheese, the bottom will not burn. Now you could easily just follow directions for your favorite pizza crust and do it in the oven. Whatever works best for you. This is a really nice pizza that is just a bit different."
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8 Slices of Pieces




  • Topping -- In a large saute pan add the chorizo and cook until crumbled and golden brown. Remove to a plate with a paper towel and let it drain.
  • Now to the same pan, remove most of the drippings but reserve a little (1 teaspoon or so) to cook the onions and mushrooms inches If necessary you can a little more olive oil. Saute the onions and mushrooms until they are golden brown and soft. Add the chorizo back in the pan and mix well to combine all the flavors. Remove from the heat while you start your crust.
  • Pizza Crust -- Follow directions for the pizza crust. Whether it is a store bought crust, dough or from a pizza place. But when I crisp mine up, I like to brush on a mix of olive, garlic, oregano and pepper. Then bake to firm up the crust.
  • Top and Bake -- Top your pizza with the sausage, onion and mushroom mixture and then top with the grated cheeses. On a grill, medium heat; In a oven, 425 degrees until golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. About 10-15 minutes. ENJOY this very unique pizza.

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  1. That chorizo was too spicy for some. I liked this. I think that if I make it again, I am not going to mix it all together or cook the onions and mushrooms in the leftover chorizo grease-so that I can get a few different flavors in it. To me it just seemed that the chorizo seemed to over power all else.


<p>Growing up in Michigan, I spent my summers at my cottage in the Northern part up by Traverscity. On a lake, big garden which had all the vegetables you could imagine. My mom taught school, so summers were our vacation time. Gramps and I fished all the time so fresh fish was always on the menu, perch, blue gill, walleye and small and large mouth bass. At age 5 I learned how to clean my own fish and by 10 I was making dinner, canning vegetables and fruits, making pies and fresh breads. Apples fresh picked every fall, strawberries in June and July, Cherries at the Cherry Festival in Traverscity. So fresh foods always were a big part. Mom worked as a teacher during the year so dinner was more traditional with pot roasts, meatloaf, etc, but it seemed we always had fresh fruits and vegetables as part of the meal. Mom also didn't use as many spices as I do, but times were different back then. <br /> <br />So ... My motto is ... There is NO Right and NO Wrong with cooking. So many people thing they have to follow a recipe. But NO ... a recipe is a method and directions to help and teach someone. Cooking is about personal tastes and flavors. I love garlic ... and another person may not. I like heat ... but you may not. Recipes are building blocks, NOT text ground in stone. Use them to make and build on. Even my recipes I don't follow most times --They are a base. That is what cooking is to me. A base of layer upon layer of flavors. <br /> <br />I still dislike using canned soups or packaged gravies/seasoning ... but I admit, I do use them. I have a few recipes that use them. But I try to strive to teach people to use fresh ingredients, they are first ... so much healthier for you ... and second, in the end less expensive. But we all have our moments including me. <br /> <br />So, lets see ... In the past, I have worked as a hostess, bartender, waitress, then a short order cook, salad girl in the kitchen, sort of assistant chef, head chef, co owner of a restaurant ... now a consultant to a catering company/restaurant, I cater myself and I'm a personal chef for a elderly lady. I work doing data entry during the day, and now and then try to have fun which is not very often due to my job(s). <br /> <br />I have a 21 year old who at times is going on 12, aren't they all. Was married and now single and just trying to enjoy life one day at a time. I'm writing a cookbook ... name is still in the works but it is dedicated to those people who never learned, to cook. Single Moms, Dads, or Just Busy Parents. Those individuals that think you can't make a great dinner for not a lot of money. You can entertain on a budget and I want people to know that gourmet tasting food doesn't have to be from a can of soup or a box, and healthy food doesn't come from a drive through. There are some really good meals that people can make which are healthy and will save money but taste amazing. So I guess that is my current goal. We all take short cuts and I have no problem with that - I do it too. I volunteer and make food for the homeless every couple of months, donating my time and money. I usually make soup for them and many times get donations from a local grocery stores, Sams Club, Walmart etc, with broth, and vegetables. It makes my cost very little and well worth every minute I spend. Like anyone, life is always trying to figure things out and do the best we can and have fun some how along the way.</p>
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