Hot and Fiery Bean, Chorizo & Crispy Calamari Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Fresh Pizza Bases (approx. 30 cm)
  • 2 TBLS Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Onions, half ring sliced
  • 5 Ml Garlic
  • 2 Cups Spicy Chorizo Sausage, sliced thinly
  • 1 Tins KOO Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tin KOO Kidney Bean, drained and rinsed
  • 250 ml All Gold Pasta Sauce Tomato and Chilli
  • 2 tsps Fresh Coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tsps Fresh Oreganum, roughly chopped
  • 2 TBLS Mrs Balls Chutney, hot
  • 1 ½ Cups Calamari Baby Tubes or rings, crumbed and deep fried
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 8 slices Mozzarella, sliced thinly
  • Extra fresh herbs for garnish, coriander/oreganum
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Lemon

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 220’C. Place pizza base on pizza stone or greased baking sheet.

In a pan, heat the oil and saute the onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the Chorizo Sausage and cook until lightly crispy. (This allows all the delicious flavours to release)

Add the baked beans and kidney beans, as well as the tomato and chilli pasta sauce. Bring to the boil. Allow to simmer for 5 Minutes. Add the fresh herbs and chutney and mix well. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.

Allow to simmer until sauce has reduced and thickened.

Divide the chunky sauce between the pizza bases and smooth out to cover the base all over. Ensure you have chunky bits evenly placed. Arrange crumbed calamari over the top and then sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and mozzarella placed adhoc.

Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until pizza base is cooked through underneath and the cheese has melted and lightly golden.

Serve sliced immediately with a squeeze of lemon and drizzle of olive oil. Garnish with extra fresh herb leaves.

Chefs Tip! Be careful, not to over fill the pizza, otherwise it will be come soggy. Filling can be used for calzone, wrap fills or pita fillings.

If making a pizza base from scratch, use a recipe that has a little olive oil in it as well as yeast. (not baking powder)

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