How to make a barbecue grill pizza?

How to make a barbecue grill pizza featured

Choosing the right ingredients

Making a barbecue grill pizza requires the same basic ingredients as any other pizza – dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings. But because you will be cooking it on a grill, it’s important to choose the right ingredients that will hold up well to the high heat.

For the dough, opt for one that is slightly thicker than usual to prevent it from becoming too crispy and tough. Stick with a simple tomato-based sauce as opposed to cream-based, which has a tendency to curdle. Cheese-wise, fresh mozzarella or a hard cheese like parmesan are good options as they don’t melt too quickly. When it comes to toppings, keep it simple and avoid anything too watery or that requires too much cooking time.

Preparing the grill

Before you start grilling the pizza, it’s important to prepare your grill. Ensure that the grill grates are clean and oiled to avoid sticking. Preheat your grill to high, around 450-500ยฐF.

Assemble the pizza and grill

Begin by rolling out your dough to your desired thickness, then transfer it to a lightly floured pizza peel. Top with your sauce, cheese, and toppings. Carefully slide the pizza onto the grill grates, ensuring that it’s centered and not too close to the edges where it could burn. Close the lid and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted.

Keep an eye on the pizza

While cooking your pizza, keep a close eye on it to avoid burning. You may need to adjust the heat or move the pizza around to ensure that it cooks evenly. Remember that the heat of your grill can vary, so use your instincts and keep a close watch on the pizza.

Serve and enjoy

Once the pizza is cooked to your liking, use a pizza peel to remove it from the grill, transfer it to a cutting board, and slice it into pieces. Serve immediately and enjoy your perfectly crispy and charred barbecue grill pizza!

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