Family Game Day Foodie: Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants

December 21, 2017

 

 

Only two games left and I've got big hopes for this weekend !  I think Terry Bradshaw had the BEST one liner of the season when he said, "The Giants are like opossums; they play dead at home and get killed on the road!"

 

So I'm cutting them a break and giving them one of their own home town dishes.  PIZZA!  It's a classic Neapolitan pizza for them with fresh mozzarella and oregano, but for the Cardinals, it's an all out Mexican FIESTA pizza pocket!

 

NY Giants Boring Neapolitan Pizza

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 11 minutes / Servings: 8 slices

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 Pillsbury's Best Thin Crust Pizza Dough

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce or marinara

  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced

  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh oregano leaves

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Unroll the pizza crust onto a large cookie sheet or baking stone.  Leave the dough on the parchment paper.

  3. Spread the pizza or marinara sauce evenly over the dough, leaving about 1/2" around the edges.

  4. Evenly place the mozzarella slices on top of the sauce.  Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for about 11 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle with fresh oregano, slice and serve!

 

 

Arizona Cardinals Pork Chile Verde Grilled Pizza Pockets

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes / Cook Time: 11 minutes / Servings: 2 pockets

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pillsbury's Best Thin Crust Pizza Dough

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup Cacique Chipotle Lime Sour Cream

  • 1 cup Del Real Foods Pork in Chile Verde, drained and roughly chopped

  • 1 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese

  • 1/2 cup fresh cut pico de gallo or salsa

  • 1 avocado, sliced

 

Steps:

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.

  2. Sprinkle a flat surface with the flour and unroll the dough face down onto the floured surface. Remove the parchment paper and discard it.

  3. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife. Cut the dough in half vertically.

  4. Spread the sour cream evenly over the bottom half only of each of the dough pieces.  Leave about 1/4" open on the sides.

  5. Spread the cheese evenly over the sour cream.

  6. Place the pork evenly over the cheese.

  7. Spoon the salsa evenly over the pork.

  8. Carefully lift the uncovered half of the dough and fold it over the covered half.  Press with your fingers or a fork to seal the edges.

  9. Place the pockets on the grill for about 5-6 minutes on each side.  Remove from the heat and allow them to cool.  Serve with fresh avocado slices.

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