When Santa delivers 20 pounds of assorted meats, you make Beefy BBQ Baked Bean Pizza!
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I have to admit, the #shawgreenhouse project has taken up so much of our time lately we haven’t even watched the March Madness tournament. But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been playing around in the kitchen, whipping up Simple Swap creations that would surely please a hungry crowd. After all, Mr. CEO spends almost 12 hours a day outside working, so he’s definitely craving something decadent, meaty and delicious!
Since Mr. CEO is still training for the Spartan Beast in Hawaii, I want to fill him up with nutrient dense foods. That’s why I was thrilled when my friends at True Story Foods asked me to blog about their new line of products for #MarchMadness. True Story Foods is a leader in the natural market, partnering with US farmers to secure farm raised, antibiotic and hormone free meats and poultry.
It was a tough decision when deciding which line of their products I was going to use for this Beefy BBQ Baked Bean Pizza creation. True Story Foods has over 8 options of delicious meats, including chicken sausages in flavors like Jalapeno, Sweet Italian, and Apple and Wildflower Honey; all natural, nitrate free beef hot dogs; as well as a plethora of organic ham, turkey and chicken deli meats.
I decided to trial their beef hot dogs to really win over the #MarchMadness crowd in this post, but more importantly, show Mr. CEO how much I care for him and all his hard work. It’s a treat when I cook beef for him, so I knew he’d get the hint how grateful I was for his hard work! I also could rest easy knowing True Story’s Beef Hot Dogs are void of any carcinogenic compounds, like sodium nitrates and nitrates that typically lurk in hot dog products. When you can pronounce everything in their ingredient list, that’s #winning!
Organic Beef, Water, Contains 2% or Less of the Following: Organic Spices, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Organic Paprika, Organic Garlic Powder, Sodium Lactate, Celery Powder.
So, off to the Shaw Kitchen I went with a mission in hand to whip up this Beefy BBQ Baked Bean Pizza.
I knew my stealth health maneuver was going to be a sauce made out of beans, BBQ beans to be exact! Not only would this provide a subtle sweetness to the pizza pie, but also amp up the fiber of the dish too. Fiber keeps us fuller for longer, meaning one or two slices would do the trick to satisfy hunger pains and keep him full for hours!
Now, for those of you who have plenty of time, by all means whip up that pizza dough recipe Mr. CEO and I shared with you a few years back here. But, if you’re tight on time right now, a 10″ pita bread or tortilla will do the trick just fine. Lather that BBQ bean sauce on top of your crust, then use a beef hot dog sliced thin like a pepperoni to top the pizza, hitting those savory beef flavor tones your guests crave! Sprinkle a little bit of part skim mozzarella cheese over the top and you’ve got yourself a front row seat to the #MarchMadness #sproutsandtruestoryfoods Beefy BBQ Baked Bean Pizza bonanza!
- 2 cups canned red beans rinsed
- 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
- 1 All Natural Beef Hot Dog * 4 oz
- 1- 10 " pita crust*
- 1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese 4 oz
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- cilantro to garnish
- BBQ sauce to garnish
- Preheat oven to 425*F.
- In a small bowl, mash together red beans and BBQ sauce using the back side of a fork.
- Slice beef hot dog into small, 1/8" coins. Spray baking sheet and place pita on it, spreading bean dip evenly throughout to cover the crust.
- Top with sliced hot dogs rings and diced tomatoes.
- Sprinkle cheese over the top.
- Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese begins to bubble.
- Remove and let sit 5 minutes before slicing.
- Garnish with cilantro and drizzle of BBQ sauce.
*Feel free to omit beef hot dog or use a another protein variety of your preference. Chicken is also a great option!