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Venison Chorizo Pizza

Venison sausage is wonderful on pizza. I thought I’d give a traditional sausage pizza a Tex-Mex twist using my homemade venison chorizo. The result was a delightful cross between nachos and pizza.

Venison Chorizo Pizza

Recipe: Venison Chorizo Pizza

Summary: venison sausage pizza with a spicy Tex-Mex twist

Ingredients

  • 1 ready-made pizza crust
  • 2 tbs roasted pepper tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup red and yellow pepper strips, sauteed
  • 1/2 cup venison chorizo
  • 3/4 cup colby-jack cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread the tomato sauce over the crust, then layer on the peppers and chorizo.
  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the pizza.
  4. Place on center rack of oven and cook for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crust has started to brown.

Quick Notes

If you want an extra crispy crust, bake the pizza on a pizza stone.

Cooking time (duration): 15

Number of servings (yield): 2-3

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (Southwestern)

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Meat Lovers Pizza

PIZZA! We love pizza in this house. Making it ourselves is actually less expensive than delivery and we get to choose exactly how we like it. This is Rick’s favorite.

venison meat pizza

Recipe: Meat Lover’s Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 ready-made, 14 inch pizza crust
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • ground venison (browned in olive oil, basil, salt and pepper)
  • pepperoni green pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Brush olive oil over crust.
  3. Spread tomato sauce over crust.
  4. Layer on browned venison, pepperoni, and peppers, then cover with cheese.
  5. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Cut into 8 slices

Cooking time (duration): 10

Number of servings (yield): 2

Meal type: dinner

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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Pesto and Venison Pizza

Venison and Pesto Pizza

I love using pesto as a sauce on pizza. This pizza is a gourmet treat, but just as easy to make as a normal red sauce pizza.

Recipe: Pesto and Venison Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 ready-made, 14 inch pizza crust
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup pesto
  • ground venison (browned in olive oil, basil, salt and pepper)
  • portabella mushrooms (fresh or canned)
  • 8 kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 tbs sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Brush olive oil over crust.
  3. Spread pesto over crust.
  4. Layer on browned venison, mushrooms, olives, and onions, then cover with cheese.
  5. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces.

Cooking time (duration): 10

Number of servings (yield): 3

Recipe: Pesto

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan-Reggiano or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts (or ¼ cup butter if someone has nut allergies)
  • 2 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor and process until it forms a paste.

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