Carnitas Avocado Pizza — Damn Delicious

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Carnitas Avocado Pizza

Pizza was meant to be smothered in slow-cooked, tender carnitas and drizzled with chipotle avocado mayo!

It’s Sunday, which means I have another installment of #SundaySupper, except today’s theme revolves around a Mexican fiesta. That means we’re serving up margaritas, salsa, quesadillas and of course, carnitas… on a pizza.

Yeah, I so went there.

And instead of marinara, I used tomatilla salsa as the base, a topping of caramelized onions, bell peppers and jalapenos, and then a chipotle avocado mayo drizzle with some extra diced avocado.

I’m a bit of an avocado freak lover.

I was actually a bit worried about having too much avocado (is that even possible?!) but even with the double dose, it actually balanced so well with the juicy, flavorful carnitas, which was roasted for a good four hours. It also made the house smell AH-MAZING, although it was definitely a bit tortuous waiting for it to finish cooking.

The best part about this recipe is not the meaty-avocado goodness on a wonderfully thin crust pizza but the leftover carnitas! Jason and I made tacos with the leftover meat along with the chipotle avocado mayo and it was to die for!

So here’s how to make this:

Let’s first make the spice rub for the carnitas by combining some chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt.

Go ahead and slather this rub all over the chuck roast. You want to get all the corners and the sides (you’ll thank me later for this).

Now let’s sear this baby on both sides, letting it get nice and brown.

Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.

Then we’ll pour in the orange juice and cover it up to roast on low heat for about 3-4 hours.

Go ahead and shred this baby before throwing it back into the pot with the juices.

Next we’ll saute some onion, bell pepper and jalapeno until they get nicely caramelized and golden.

Now take a jar of tomatillo salsa and slather it on a stretched out pizza dough before topping it off with some fresh mozzarella and the onion-bell-pepper-jalapeno mixture. Go ahead and pop that bad boy into the oven to bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Once it’s out of the oven, top it off with the juicy carnitas, some avocado and green onions and a final drizzle of the chipotle avocado mayo goodness.

Carnitas Avocado Pizza with Avocado Mayonnaise Drizzle

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours, 25 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 45 minutes

Pizza was meant to be smothered in slow-cooked, tender carnitas and drizzled with chipotle avocado mayo!

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