Inferno Bacon Pizza
-by Whiskey Beard
This pizza is a quick and easy snack that will fire up your taste buds!
1 Pizza Crust (use your favorite or a homemade one)
1-2 Slices of Thick Bacon
2 Jalapeno Peppers
2 Habanero Peppers
1 Cup Fresh Mozzarella
2 Campari Tomatoes (or 1 large tomato)
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
2 Clove of Garlic
1 Tbsp Italian Seasonings
To begin this spicy sensation, preheat your oven to 350 F and cook your bacon. I’ve found the best way to cook thick bacon for crumbling is low and slow. It renders the most fat out, thus making it dryer. Cook on medium low to medium and flip for even cooking.
While your bacon is cooking, peel your garlic and put them in pan as well. You just want to warm them, not cook all the way through.
Chop your tomatoes in to small wedges and add them, the garlic, olive oil and Italian seasonings to a food processor and make a sauce. Also, slice your jalapenos and habaneros into rings. Keep the ribs and stems (it is an INFERNO pizza!). *in case you don’t know…wear gloves and use caution when cutting hot peppers! Lastly pull apart your fresh mozzarella into small pieces. You should now have all your elements ready and the bacon done.
Now normally you would put olive oil on the crust before the sauce…right? Well you have a pan full of bacon fat with a slight garlic flavoring…you know where this is going…right? Spread your bacon-y garlic fat all over your crust and make it happy! Now that you and your crust have just shared a moment, you can go ahead and add your sauce.
After the sauce is on add your cheese, peppers and bacon. When done, you should have the masterpiece below!
Pop this in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble and slightly brown.
Let it cool a bit, slice it up and prepare your taste buds for an awakening! If you want to add more heat, add more peppers or hotter ones, but as is this has a nice balance of heat, bacon and flavor!