This is a grilled ham and pineapple pizza, which is sometimes referred to as a ‘Hawaiian pizza’. It is both sweet and savory and it is better than anything you can achieve in your home oven.
Grilling it in a closed barbecue or very hot smoker provides a very high dry heat creating a perfect crust. The slight smoke flavor that comes from a barbecue also helps boost the flavor.
The instructions use a pizza stone. Without this, there is a risk of burning the bottom of your pizza. If you use a thin tray to avoid this burning, make sure that it is placed in a space in the barbecue where there is no direct heat underneath it.
Grilled Ham and Pineapple Pizza Recipe
- 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce or tomato puree
- 1/4 onion, very finely diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons Italian herb seasoning
Making the Pizza
- 1 tablespoon corn grits
- 1 pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
- 10 ounces shredded cheese
- 10 ounces smoked ham diced
- 1 can (8 oz) chunks pineapple drained
- 1 teaspoon herb rub
- small bowl
- pizza stone
- Preheat a closed BBQ or smoker to its highest temperature of 600 degrees F (315 degrees C) with the pizza stone inside.
- In a small bowl add the tomato sauce, diced onion, garlic, and Italian herbs then stir until well combined.
Making the Pizza
- Sprinkle the corn grits on a large chopping board or tray. Place the dough already shaped into a large thin disk on top.
- Cover the pizza dough with a layer of homemade pizza sauce. Sprinkle ⅓ of the cheese over the base, then add the ham and pineapple. Top with the remaining cheese. Sprinkle with the herb rub.
- Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone in the preheated BBQ.
- Bake until the dough is cooked through and the cheese is melted, 10 minutes to 15 minutes depending on the heat of your BBQ. Serve immediately.
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