Mexican Style Pizza (Carnitas Pizza)

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Apr. 17, 2013

A Mexican Style Pizza with homemade carnitas, spicy sauce and a thin cracker crust!


For dough
Flour 3 1/2 Cup (56 tbs)
Warm water 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Dry active yeast 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
For sauce
Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Pork chorizo 5 Ounce
Red onion 1 , coarsely minced
Garlic clove 4 , mince
Salt To Taste
Black pepper To Taste
Jalapeno pepper 1 , deseeded, cut into medium dices
Red wine 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Fresh basil leaves 4 , chopped finely
Mexican oregano 1 Tablespoon
Peeled plum tomatoes 28 Ounce ((1 can))
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For topping
Queso fresco cheese crumbled 2 Tablespoon ((as needed))
Queso anejo 2 Tablespoon , grated
Red onion slices 15 Gram
Cooked meat 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) ((leftover Carnitas used in the recipe))
Cornmeal 1 Tablespoon
For serving
Avocado 1 , slice
Cilantro 1 Tablespoon
Mexican cream 1 Teaspoon



1. In mixer with dough hook on, add warm water, oil, salt, sugar, and yeast. Mix until yeast is dissolved.

2. Add flour and mix well for 3-4 minutes. Add more water if the mixture is too dry.

3. Into a greased bowl, transfer the dough, cover with saran wrap and pop it in fridge for 24 hours.

4. Remove the dough from refrigerator an hour before use and let it come to room temperature.


5. For sauce, place a skillet on flame and brown chorizo in some olive oil.

6. Add onion, and garlic. Stir and cook until translucent.

7. Season with salt and black pepper.

8. Add jalapeno pepper, red wine, basil, oregano, tomatoes, and water. Stir and bring it to a boil. Reduce it to a simmer, stir occasionally to break down tomatoes and cook for 40-60 minutes or until you get the desired consistency.

9. Remove the skillet from heat and allow the sauce to cool.

10. On floured peel, roll dough and cut to fit the pizza stone.

11. Using a fork, pierce hole on the surface of dough, to prevent bubbles while baking. Fold the sides to make rim around the edge.

12. Spread sauce generously on dough and sprinkle cheese, red onion slices, and leftover Carnitas.

13. Preheat oven to 450-500 degree F.

14. Sprinkle cornmeal on hot pizza stone and place pizza on it. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until cheese melts.


15. Decorate hot pizza with avocado slices, cilantro, and cream, cut in wedges and serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 80 Minutes
Ready In: 80 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 556Calories from Fat 171

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 924 mg38.5%

Total Carbohydrates 73 g24.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet