Have you ever grilled pizza? It’s so easy and so good! We are finally up in the 40’s this week, so it’s time to break out the grill and celebrate, which made me realize what sad shape our poor grill was in.
So, I thought I would first share how to clean your disgusting grill that hasn’t been cleaned since you bought it 10 years ago…what? You don’t have one of those? Ok, well, how about just how to clean your grill for spring like a responsible person normally would?
THEN I’ll give you the easiest delicious recipe for Grilled BLT Pizza. It’s going to be my go to weeknight dinner this summer.
Oh, and I’m also giving away a $100 Ace Hardware gift card to 1 lucky winner, tada! This is like the macdaddy of all multitasking blog posts.
Speaking of Ace Hardware – I’m so excited to announce that I will be working with them as part of their Ace Blogger team, along with these other amazing bloggers to bring you all sorts of fun and helpful DIY posts throughout the year.
I love shopping at Ace Hardware, so this was the perfect fit. They are always so friendly and practically know me by name (pause with me to remember that time I just went in for drywall anchors and painted my whole house…). Their cat definitely knows my son at least, and always takes off running in the opposite direction when he sees him :)
I headed to Ace to see if I could find something to help our filthy grill out. We love our Weber grill that the Mr. got from his parents when he graduated from college, but after 10 years of use it needed a little TLC. The Mr. can really throw down on the grill (I can too!), but let’s just say cleaning isn’t his strong suit…
I found these great Weber cleaning tools and sprays and bonus came home with a new pizza grilling stone too!
They make one spray for the outside of your grill and a food safe one for the grates inside – perfect. I was a little worried how they were going to handle the level of ickiness on my grill, (I was thinking a power washer might be more up to the task) but see for yourself the difference!
I just sprayed it on the outside, let it sit for a minute or 2 and all the greasy grime wiped right off.
Now to tackle the inside, this required a little more elbow grease and scraping, but it came beautifully clean too. I know if we actually keep up on cleaning it every time, it will wipe down easy (hear that Mr.? every time!)
Now that my grill is presentable, let’s move on to the grilled BLT pizza recipe.
Weber makes this pizza stone that is especially for your grill. Just pop it on your grill while you are preheating it, let it warm up for a good 15 minutes and you are ready to cook.
Start with your dough, throw it in the air in an attempt to impress your kids, drop it on the floor in the process…10 second rule right?
Lay it out on a board covered in corn meal, add your toppings and then just slide it onto the hot stone.
I cooked mine for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees.
Now for my own little twist on a BLT, avocado! I love avocado on a BLT sandwich so I thought an avocado dressing to toss the lettuce in would be perfect. Just throw it on top of the pizza when it’s done cooking and it is so good.
Now onto that giveaway, here’s your chance to win $100 to use at Ace so you can get your own Weber pizza stone, or any of their other great products. Just enter below – winner will be announced next week, good luck!
Disclosure: I’m a member of the Ace Hardware Blogger Panel. Ace Hardware provided me with products and compensation for this post, but all opinions are 100 percent mine. All opinions and positions here do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware.
- 1 pizza dough ball (I find mine in the frozen aisle, but you can make your own dough too)
- ½ C monterrey jack cheese
- ½ C mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- 5 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
- 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ avocado
- 2 tbsp mayo
- squeeze of lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat grill to 400 degrees with pizza stone inside.
- Stretch pizza dough into a circle and place on a cutting board or wood pizza paddle that has been sprinkled with corn meal.
- Top with cheeses, tomatoes and bacon. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Slide pizza onto hot stone and cook with the grill closed for about 10 minutes or until crust is done.
- Mix avocado, mayo, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Toss lettuce with dressing and put on top of the pizza.