I totally just made up that name of this pizza.
But “Chipotle BBQ and Sweet Chili Pineapple + Jalapeno and Bacon” Pizza seemed like a ridiculously long name for a pizza.
But when a pizza looks like this, does the name really matter?
No, the name does not matter.
But the toppings do.
A homemade pizza crust is slathered with a barbecue + chipotle sauce that includes barbecue sauce (I used some homemade tomato based barbecue sauce), a tablespoon of pineapple juice, 1 chopped chipotle pepper, juice from 1/2 a lime, and chopped cilantro.
After you spread the sauce on the crust, sprinkle the entire pizza with half of your cheese (I used fontina and mozzarella).
Now it’s time for the good stuff!
A drizzle of sweet Thai chili sauce.
Now it’s time to top with the remaining cheese and pickled jalapeno slices.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Before serving, top with fresh cilantro for a pop of flavor.
This is one of my favorite cheese combinations. Fontina is earthy and woodsy while the mozzarella is the ultimate melting cheese. I knew I was in for a treat when I went to cut a sliced and the cheese was super stringy between the slices.
This pizza is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy and savory.