I hope everyone is enjoying the long holiday weekend! Apolinaras and I are celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary with a mini vacation in Portland, Maine, and the eats have been phenomenal so far. I’ll have a full recap soon! In the meantime, I thought sharing the recipe for these Caramelized Pineapple Pulled Pork Flatbreads would be the perfect way to usher in the summer.
I topped warm pieces of naan with BBQ pulled pork, caramelized onions and pineapple, and a touch of cheddar cheese. This is my version of a semi-homemade meal since I bought the smoked pulled pork from Costco and mixed it with a little jarred BBQ sauce. I also used frozen naan instead of making pizza dough. Of course, caramelizing the pineapple and onions takes a little bit of extra time, but I did this the night before so it the meal would come together quickly. I also actually caramelized several onions and a whole pineapple, so I had extra to use in other recipes like this one!
Caramelized Pineapple Pulled Pork Flatbreads
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cups chopped pineapple, patted dry
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4 pieces naan
2 cups pulled pork with BBQ sauce
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add onions, cover pan, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, or until onions are caramelized.
Meanwhile, heat over broiler. Place pineapple on a large cookie sheet and sprinkle brown sugar evenly on top. Broil for 5 minutes or until caramelized.
To assemble, top each piece of naan evenly with pulled pork. Sprinkle caramelized pineapple and onions on top. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Place on a cookie sheet and broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition: 644 calories, 34.8g fat, 2.8g fiber, 29.8g protein per serving
Cost: $2.24 per serving