Three Cheese Pizza with a Balsamic Red Wine BBQ Sauce
This is cheese overload right here! Usually I love combining various toppings on pizzas but for this recipe it is just cheese, cheese, cheese and this amazing homemade balsamic and red wine BBQ sauce. I mean red wine on your pizza… LOVE!
You will definitely have a bit of BBQ sauce leftover (you can thank me later). You can use this for a second pizza or as a marinade for chicken the next day or even use it for that salad you may or may not have been planning to have for lunch.
This recipe makes one 25cm pizza.
225g homemade or store-bought pizza dough
100g Gouda cheese, shredded
125g ball of mozzarella, sliced
70g soft goat cheese, crumbled
Spring onion, thinly sliced (optional)
Chili Flakes (optional)
For the BBQ sauce:
¼ cup dry red wine
½ cup balsamic vinegar
½ cup ketchup
3-4 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
For the BBQ sauce, combine all the ingredients in small saucepan and stir until incorporated. Heat over medium heat and allow it to simmer for about 20 minutes. The sauce should be thick and reduced by 1/3. Note: start with 3 tablespoons of brown sugar; if you still find it too tart add the extra tablespoon.
Preheat the oven to 230C; if you don’t have a pizza stone then line an oven tray with a greased baking sheet.
Form the dough into a ball and roll out on a lightly floured surface into a thin 25cm circle. Transfer the dough to the pizza stone or oven tray. Spread some of the BBQ sauce onto the dough, leaving the edges empty. Top with shredded Gouda cheese, mozzarella slices and the crumbled goat cheese.
Place the pizza in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted. I turn the oven to broil for the last 1-2 minutes to create an extra golden color, if you do so as well remember to keep an eye on the oven as it can burn easily. Right before serving sprinkle the green onion slices and chili flakes. Enjoy!