This could be one of the most “controversial” posts I’ve written. Can you hear me laughing out loud over here? I Googled and Googled trying to determine if the correct name of this was “chili” or “chile”. Overall, it seems that both are “correct” but for most use cases “chili” is made from “chile peppers” and as this is not a bean chili I figured I’d use the version with the “e”. I’m quite curious to see if any of the readers have input on whether they spell it with an “i” or an “e”. If I get enough of a riot going I’m sure I’ll make it a point to change the title. Either way, we’re all here to talk about pizza right?
I’m sure I’ve said it before but when it comes to spice I’m a wuss. The recipe as it reads below has a little bit of the lingering heat but wasn’t bad. I did use store bought Sweet Chili Sauce. I’ve got an amazing homemade pizza crust recipe that I will have to link as soon as it gets published. For now, I’ll suggest that you use your favorite crust recipe (whether that be homemade or store bought) and your preferred chili sauce. Beware, this isn’t supposed to be a fiery hot mess like Sriracha. Be sure you buy “sweet” chili sauce.
The recipe is really good (so is BBQ pork pizza) to use leftover shredded pork in. However, if you’re craving the pizza and don’t happen to have any shredded pork laying around there is a very easy slow cooker pork recipe included that you can use. If you don’t like the lingering spice I’d suggest that you cut down on the red pepper in the pork recipe.
- 1 Pizza Crust
- 1 cup Sweet Chile Sauce
- 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella
- 2 cups Shredded Pork Leftover works great (or the recipe below)
- ¼ cup Cilantro Leaves roughly chopped
- 1 pound Pork
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Red Pepper
- 1 cup Water
Add water to slow cooker.
Add pork to slow cooker.
Sprinkle pork with salt, onion powder, and red pepper
Cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.
Drain slow cooker and shred with two forks.
Pre-heat oven based on your pizza crust directions
(I will add my pizza dough recipe soon)
Spread sweet chile sauce over crust.
(Depending on the size of your crust and whether or not you like "saucy" pizza you may want to add more than 1 cup)
Top with mozzarella cheese,
Top with shredded pork.
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro
Bake per pizza crust directions (until cheese is melted and pizza crust is lightly browned)
We add the cilantro in the beginning and it bakes on the pizza but you could choose to add it on top at the end. Other optional toppings could be Sriracha, chopped peanuts, or even a ranch dressing!
Adapted from this recipe.