Gabriella Owens
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BBQ Pizza - The Movie!

BBQ Pizza - Macho Cook to the Rescue! - with his Pastrami Pizza Recipe

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This video features stunts performed by amateurs not under supervision. Due to the dangers of combining open flames with beer and wine, no one should attempt to re-create or re-enact any stunt or activity performed in this video. Surprisingly, no people, animals or barbeques were harmed during the creation of this video. However, the pizzas were hacked to pieces and eaten with gusto. (Because it's not funny until someone gets hurt - then it's hilarious.)

Pastrami Pizza

1 White Pizza Dough
1 Tablespoon Cornmeal
2 1/2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
1 Cup Shredded Four Cheese Blend
4 to 5 Slices of Pastrami, Cut in Small Pieces
1/2 to 3/4 Cup (3 spears) Dill Pickles, Drained and Chopped

Preheat pizza stone at 450 degrees. Roll out the dough on a floured board. Sprinkle cornmeal on peel. Gently shake extra flour off dough and put on peel.

Spread mustard on dough. Sprinkle most of the cheese on pizza. Arrange pastrami and pickles on pizza. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.

Cook on 450 degree pizza stone until dough is done, about 6 minutes.

Pair with Brian Benson Cellars’ Kandy Red, a wonderful blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. This limited production wine comes in custom pinstriped collector bottles. Brian Benson, Norm and Susan’s son, has his tasting room next door on the Dark Star property. His wines are getting wonderful reviews and are winning lots of awards. Although a third generation winemaker, Brian has his own distinct style and likes to age his wines obsessively long in the barrels. His website is

For more fun and more delicious recipes (including dessert pizzas) "Do it, buy the book." BBQ PIZZA: A Flaming Exposé On Macho Cooking is available as both an eBook and paperback at all online booksellers.