I’ve always purchased Smithfield hams for Easter and Thanksgiving, so I was excited about the opportunity to work with Smithfield on this sponsored post to share some of their great foods with you. You can trust Smithfield—the Marinated Fresh Pork is 100% fresh pork with no artificial ingredients so you can feel good about what you’re feeding your family. The pork is marinated slowly and seasoned with a delicious variety of flavors, including Roasted Garlic & Herb, Slow Smoked Mesquite, Sweet Teriyaki, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and more, including the one I used for this post, Memphis BBQ Seasoned St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs.
Is pizza night a weekly event in your house? It sure is in ours. Ordering pizza is one of the easiest and quickest ways to feed hungry mouths that tend to get hangry pretty fast! But guess what? You can make pizza at home even quicker than you can order, especially if you take advantage of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork!
With a few homemade ingredients and the help of some ready-made foods, you can have a tasty, original pizza on the table in about 30 minutes. I like to purchase ready-made dough at my local grocery store and then pile on the toppings.
Sometimes pizza can be as simple as a traditional Margherita style pizza, with fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella, but other days I like to change things a bit.
What about leftovers as pizza toppings? Now there’s a way to get dinner on the table fast. I cooked some Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Memphis BBQ Seasoned St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs for dinner on Sunday, and then chopped up the leftovers to use later in the week.
You could use the meat for tacos, or even sandwiches, but my first thought was PIZZA.
So what goes well with barbecued rib meat? My Mexican Spiced Creamed Corn definitely. Baked beans yes, but not on pizza. Slaw for sure, but again, not on pizza.
Let’s get outside the box—how about spice it up a little with some diced jalapeno? Maybe add some smoked mozzarella to go along with the smoky rib flavor. And top it with a drizzle of barbecue sauce and a sprinkling of fresh cilantro.
Sound good? It was!
How to Make Barbecue Pork, Roasted Corn, and Jalapeno Pizza
Are you a thin-crust or thick-crust pizza person? I like a thin crust so the pizza isn’t so heavy and the toppings can shine.
Since I don’t have a pizza stone and peel, I spread the ready-made dough as thin as I can, brush a little olive oil on a baking sheet and a little on top of the dough, and then bake it in the oven on 500 for 2-3 minutes, just until the edges are slightly browning.
While the oven is heating, chop one jalapeno and slice the kernels off two ears of corn. Slice about a quarter or half of a red onion and grab a handful of cilantro and rough chop, along with a couple of green onions. You’ll have time to grate the cheese while the dough is pre-baking.
Remove the pizza dough from the oven after a couple of minutes, and brush with barbecue sauce, then sprinkle cheese on top of the sauce.
Add chopped pork, corn kernels, jalapeno, and red onion, and bake for 7-9 minutes then sprinkle half a cup of cheese on top. Bake another couple of minutes or until crust is nicely browned underneath and cheese is melted and slightly browning.
Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle the chopped cilantro and green onions on top.
Dinner with meat and vegetables in 30 minutes or less!
Have y’all tried any of the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork? The items are designed to help you get a homemade dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less—I support that notion totally.
When you’re a working parent, time is the most precious commodity you have, so quick and easy is the only way to go on the weeknights.
Available in a variety of fresh cuts, including loin filets, sirloins, tenderloins, and roasts, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is a perfect fit for all cooking styles and dishes—plus, it can also be sliced or cubed for even faster cooking. And the prep work is done for you! The meat is perfectly seasoned and marinated and ready for you to cook.
And here’s some exciting news: Smithfield is currently hosting a contest and the lucky winner gets to go to wine country. Sign me up! Except that I can’t win since I’m working with Smithfield, BUT YOU CAN! Just come up with an inspired dinner idea that can be ready in 30 minutes or less using Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork and submit your idea here: http://bit.ly/2nsFw46 for a chance to win a grand prize trip to wine country or hundreds of other great prizes!
Plus, you can vote on your favorite tips and tricks to achieve real flavor, real fast, and you will be entered to win a $25 gift card.
For more 30 minute or less recipe inspiration, and to view full contest details, visit www.SmithfieldRealFlavorRealFast.com. Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork products are available at your local Walmart, as well as select grocery stores nationwide.
- 1 lb. ready-made pizza dough
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup barbecue sauce
- 2 cups shredded smoked mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups chopped rib meat from Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Memphis BBQ Seasoned St. Louis Style Pork Spareribs
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- ½ cup thin red onion slices
- ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
Preheat oven to 500.
Brush olive oil on the bottom of a baking sheet, then spread the dough as thin as possible on the baking sheet. Brush dough with olive oil and place in pre-heated oven for 2-3 minutes, just until the edges are slightly browning.
Remove the pizza dough from the oven after a couple of minutes, and brush with barbecue sauce, then sprinkle 1 ½ cups cheese on top of the sauce. Add chopped pork, corn kernels, jalapeno, and red onion and bake for 7-9 minutes, then sprinkle remaining half cup of cheese on top. Bake another couple of minutes or until crust is nicely browned underneath and cheese is melted and slightly browning. Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle the chopped cilantro and green onions on top.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. All opinions are my own.