Wisconsin is the home of bratwurst, cheese and beer. Pizza is the unoffical food of the Super Bowl. Packers fans who want to combine the two traditions may enjoy this pizza variation that substitutes a rye-flavored crust, mustard sauce, cheddar cheese and bratwurst for the traditional Italian pizza layers of crust, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Ingredients for the Bratwurst Pizza:
- 1 cup of pizza sauce
- 1 portion of pizza dough, stretched
- 2 cups of shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 2 Johnsonville bratwurst, cooked, sliced
- 12 oz pilser beer
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese beer sauce
- chives, finely chopped (optional)
Add the brats to medium sized pot. Toss in half of the sliced onions and then entire beer, and bring this to a simmer, cooking for about 25 minutes. Remove two brats, and slice into about 1/2 inch rounds. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees, and place your pizza stone, or sheet pan in the oven to preheat. Once preheated, let the stone stay in the oven for about 10 minutes to get nice and hot.
Once the dough has risen, divide into two portions. With one of the portions, add some flour to a large pastry board, and take that portion of the dough, and form into a large enough piece to place onto your pizza stone.
Place the dough on the preheated stone, then add the pizza sauce, making sure you get a nice, thin coating around the entire pizza dough.
Top with the shredded mozzarella cheese, then scatter half of the thinly sliced onions on top of the cheese. Place the sliced brats onto the pizza, then drizzle the cheddar cheese beer sauce on top of the pizza.