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Creating… a BBQ Stone

Our oven has been given a time-out. It is not heating properly and fills the house up with propane! But I wasn’t giving up my homemade pizza. Hubby  to the rescue!

• He obtained a large flat rock (sandstone) from our backyard. (Yeah, we grow rocks. I swear it!)

• Measured up the grate on the bbq grill (11″ x 18″).

• Cut the rock to size with a chop saw and diamond blade, and sanded it smooth with a cup wheel (all outside but what a mess!).

• Washed it off.

• Dried it out on the grill with the lid closed on low.

• Seasoned it with bacon and the subsequent grease!

FYI -  Mineral oil is flammable. We switched to bacon and grease for seasoning the stone right after this little flare up!

FYI – Mineral oil is flammable. We switched to bacon and grease for seasoning the stone right after this little flare up!

BBQ Pizza

• Roll/throw your dough into a thin crust.

• Liberally apply cornmeal to all sides of the dough and the stone.

• Using an edge-less cookie sheet (or pizza peel), slide the dough on to the stone and cook for a few minutes until browned.

• Flip over dough and add toppings. Heat through till other side is brown!

This pizza was so awesomely crispy!

This pizza was so awesomely crispy!

Notes: I forgot to pre-cook the crust on one of the pizzas and it was fine, just a little messy to get on the stone.

Notes: Thinner is better. Less toppings is better too. And definitely less sauce.

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4 comments on “Creating… a BBQ Stone

  1. christykennard
    July 9, 2013

    When I cook pizza in the oven I get the oven as hot as I can. In the summer it heats up the house too much. What a great idea to cook them on the grill.

    • Miranda
      July 10, 2013

      Exactly! It always seems like such a waste to have to crank up the air conditioner.

  2. LubbyGirl
    July 9, 2013

    ooh ooh ooh – I like this idea! Gotta tell hubby the cook about it, as we cook almost exclusively on the grill all summer.

    • Miranda
      July 10, 2013

      It was amazingly easy (probably cause all I did was watch hubby.) I was totally waiting for the stone to explode or something!

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