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Broccoli Sausage Pizza: Cooking with Jonny Hunter

Pizza recipe yields 2 large, sheet pan sized pizzas.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main
Author: Jonny Hunter

Ingredients

For the pizza:

  • 2 large heads of broccoli use stalks and florets
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • Olive oil
  • Store bought pizza dough
  • Tomato sauce; optional
  • 3 to 4 cups blend of mozzarella and Harvarti cheese; freshly grated

For the beans:

  • 1 quart dry pinto beans do not soak
  • ½ onion cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 to 2 shallots
  • 1 to 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • ½ lemon sliced in half
  • 4 to 5 cups water or chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt

For the rice:

  • 1 quart short grain brown rice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ onion sliced in half
  • ½ lemon sliced in half
  • 1 shallot whole
  • 1 to 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 1/4 quart chicken stock + more if needed
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt

Instructions

For the pizza:

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Cook all of your vegetables, separately if you can, over medium high heat with olive oil. When finished, place into the same bowl. Cook the garlic last.
  • For the sausage: do not break apart. Place into your pan in one piece; leave in tact and cook over medium high heat for about 5 to 6 minutes. Let the bottom side get really browned and crispy and then break up and cook until cooked completely. Place cooked sausage into same bowl with the cooked vegetables.
  • For the dough: drizzle olive oil over a flat clean surface. Divide the dough into two pieces and lay down your dough and roll out, or simply stretch gently with your hands. Transfer dough to a large baking sheet and pull stretch to the size of your baking sheet. Let the dough sit for about 5 minutes.
  • If desired, spread on some tomato sauce, and then top with the cooked vegetable and sausage toppings. Cover with cheese. Repeat with the second pizza.
  • Bake pizzas for about 25 minutes, or until browning on the edges and the cheese is browning; turning the baking sheets halfway through baking time. Remove from oven. Let cool and then slice and enjoy!

For the beans:

  • Place all of the ingredients into a pressure cooker. Set for 40 to 50 minutes and turn on. When ready to serve, carefully remove lid, stir together, and taste, adding more salt if needed.

For the rice:

  • Place all of the ingredients into a pressure cooker, or Instant Pot. Set for 20 minutes and turn on. When ready to serve, carefully remove lid, stir together, and taste, adding more salt if needed.
  • Serve the rice and beans with finely diced red onion, cheese, sour cream and scallions if desired. Enjoy!