The other day, I received a nice little package courtesy of the Tastemaker Program from Foodbuzz. Inside the package were two free 8oz bottle samples of Pace Picante Sauce.
You know...that stuff that compared itself to other stuff that's made in New York City. Here's a refresher. Remember this commercial?
"NEW YORK CITY?!" -- Imagine me as a child running around yelling that over and over annoying those around me. Oh yeah...Those were the days. Ha!
Now I used to eat up straight with some tortilla chips and nachos. But I found an alternative to use pace as a base for pizza. It's got tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, onions among it's ingredients. I do like that that is has chunks of the ingredients in them. You can see the sauce trying to escape from the layer of cheese. It's not just good as a dip, but as an added flavor to you favorite foods. It's actually got me craving for some nachos right about now. Oooo... I think I know what I'm making this weekend.
Pace Pepper Pineapple Pizza
1 premade pizza dough
1/3 c mild Pace Picante Sauce
2 c shredded cheddar
1 small red bell pepper - seeded, remove wax bits and sliced into strips
1/4 c pineapple tidbits drained of juice
extra virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven to 400˚F
Roll out the pizza dough onto a baking sheet. Perforate the dough with a fork all over to help for even baking.
Spread evenly the Pace Picante Sauce, leaving room for the crust. Then sprinkle the shredded cheddar over and place the pineapple tidbits and bell pepper sliced accordingly.
Brush the edge of the dough with a little extra virgin olive oil to help bring a nice brown crust.
Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and crust has browned.
Best served warm.