Friday, 13 July 2012

nice buns! pizza buns that is...

This is my new go- to meal. You know the kind I mean. You always have the ingredients in stock, it takes minutes to throw together, it is delicious and everybody, even the picky pants eaters in the house like it. And sometimes, not often, there are leftovers for lunch. This is a new favorite. And it is super easy.

It's a pizza loaf, for lack of a better word. It is crispy and doughy, and super tasty. You can roll up whatever you want, or have in the fridge in it. You can't go wrong. Well, I guess you could, but you won't.

Here's what you do:

Take a package of ground meat- I've been using ground turkey because that is what I've had in the freezer, but you could do this with ground beef, ground buffalo, or even chopped chicken or beef or pulled pork, pulled chicken- the possibilities are endless really. You could even do a vegetarian version. Whatever suits your taste buds.

Cook the meat with some tomato sauce, salsa, curry, whatever "sauce" you like. Add whatever spices you like. I added fresh basil because that is what I had on hand.

Pre- heat the oven with your pizza stone in it to 400 degrees.

Roll out some pizza dough. I buy already made, frozen portions of pizza dough at the Italian bakery, but you can use whatever pizza dough you like, store-bought or homemade. I roll it out fairly thin, but not so thin that it might tear while rolling it later.

Mash up an avocado and spread it on the dough. cover this with the cooked meat. Layer whatever other vegetables you might like. Tonight I put yellow peppers. Don't get carried away though. You don't want too much in here as it will be difficult to roll later. Mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach, etc... are all good options. Add a layer of shredded cheese.

No roll the dough until you have a loaf. 

Seal the ends as best as you can.

Carefully place it on the hot pizza stone and put it back in the oven, cook for 30-35 minutes, or until the dough looks done and a little crispy.

Slice and serve with a salad. Voila!

xo Jo

ps. it might drip while baking in the oven, so put some tinfoil or a drip pan of some sort to prevent having to clean the oven later.

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