BBQ Lavash Pizza

October 7, 2011

I have become obsessed with this little pizza. As I have been on Weight Watchers for the last 8 months, pizza is a rare treat. However, my awesome girlfriend came across a website (skinnytaste.com) with tons of amazing on-the-healthier-side recipes. This one is one of them.

Here is the link to the original recipe:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/09/lavash-flatbread-pizzas.html

Now, the best part about making your own pizza is that you can put whatever you want on it. Some things Ruth and I have tried out that were awesome:

Mushroom and anchovie

Prosciutto and arugula

and then, we come to what I had last night, which, in my opinion, blows both of these previous ones away:

Lavash Pizza with bacon and wine sauteed onions and mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • Lavash Flatbread (From Trader Joe’s if you happen to be lucky enough to have one nearby)
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Turkey bacon (or regular bacon)
  • BBQ sauce
  • Sauteed Onion and Mushroom
    • 1 Onion
    • 1 c. baby bella mushrooms
    • 2 tsp veg or canola oil
    • 3 fl oz sweet red wine

Suteed onions and mushrooms:

Slice the onion in your favorite fashion (for things like this I prefer cutting it in half through the roots and then thinly perpendicular to that cut to end up with thin half rings) and slice the mushroom.

In a heavy skillet (cast iron if you got one, non stick if you don’t) heat up the oil.

When the oil is nice and hot, add the onions. Saute them till they are just turning brown and caramelized.

Throw in the the mushrooms until they are slightly softened and dump in the wine. Cover the pot, reduce heat to medium, and let the veggies braise a little bit , that is, sit in the wine and boil away for a while.

after a few min, the mushrooms and onions should start soaking up some of the moisture and the amount of wine in the pan will look reduced. Open the pan and saute until the rest of the wine is reduced down and the onions and mushrooms are in a thick syrupy awesomeness.

Turn off the heat and cover.

BBQ Lavash Pizza:

I Prepare the pizza in a similar fashion to the original recipe. Usually, I cut the bread in half first so I have two “pizzas” and can make two different kinds.

Preheat oven to 450. If you have a pizza stone, put that in so it can heat up as well.

Spray the bread with oil spray and spoon on your BBQ sauce. Sprinkle on the mozzarella.

If using turkey bacon, simply rip into pieces and place on the cheese. If using regular bacon, I might cook the bacon slightly to ensure that it is fully cooked when the pizza is done or if you want really crispy bacon then definitely cook it first.

Lay out some of the sauteed mushrooms and onions. Sprinkle on some of the shredded cheddar, not a lot, just enough to have a little extra cheese on some of the onion and bacon pieces.

Once your pizza is all assembled, put your pizza on the pizza stone if using one or place on a sheet pan and put in the oven. Cook for 5 min or until the cheese is melted and bubbling and the crust starts to crisp and brown.

Once done, remove, let cool a bit, and enjoy!

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