Monday, March 12, 2012

Semi-Homemade Carmelized Onion BBQ Pizza

I love semi homemade recipes because in less than 30 minutes, you have a delicious meal that you and your family will love.

Recently I have been making different variations of a BBQ Chicken Pizza. The version you are getting today is using extra firm tofu for the chicken. The other uses a homemade seitan (Say-TAN), which is wheat gluten flour that has been formed into a dough and cooked into a firm, chicken-like consistency.

This recipe is so easy, I'm just going to get right into the ingredients and directions:

Ingredients:
1 Store Bought Pizza Crust:

I prefer the brand Rustic Crust, which come in 2 vegan varieties: Sourdough and MultiGrain. They are both fantastic. You can also buy a gluten free crust since the crust is the only thing that contains gluten in this pizza.
1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce + more for coating tofu
1 small white onion and 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
1 package vacuum sealed (not in water) extra firm tofu:
Wildwood is the only brand I have found for this. Buying the tofu vacuum sealed removes the step of having to press all the water out of tofu that is sitting in water. You can either buy the plain tofu or they also have flavored brands. Last time I made this I used their Savory Baked flavor.
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
2 TB extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Chop tofu into small one inch cubes and place into a small bowl. Cover with enough bbq sauce to coat each piece and allow to rest.

Coat your pizza crust with a thin layer of bbq sauce.

Heat a medium sized saute pan over medium high heat and add your olive oil. When hot, add your sliced onions and shallots and cook until caramelized and browned. This should take about 10 minutes.

Add your cooked onions to the the pizza. Now add your bbq tofu pieces. Top with carrots and cilantro and cook according to directions on your pizza crust. The Rustic Crust directions are usually 425 for 10-15 minutes, or until crust has browned.

YUMMMMMMMMYYYY!!

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