Made with a Cholula Hot Sauce pizza sauce, this homemade Mexican Chili Lime Chorizo Pizza is a tasty and easy meal for any day of the week.
Hellllooo, fellow pizza lovers!
I can’t believe this is the first pizza recipe on the blog. Ever. What is wrong with me? Oh wait, I remember. I don’t normally have the self control to make a pizza, take a ton of photos and THEN eat it. I usually just jump right in when it’s hot and fresh out the oven.
But not this time!
This time I summoned every ounce of willpower I had and I waited. I held off on eating this amazing Chili Lime Chorizo Pizza right away just so I could share it with you. And I know you’ll love the results.
First things first, you’ve got to have a good crust. After testing out about 4 different crust recipes, I finally made one that I absolutely loved that will definitely become my standard pizza crust recipe from now on. Everyone has their own personal preference on the type of pizza crust they prefer, so I recommend testing out a few recipes and finding one you like and sticking to it.
This particular crust recipe is nice and doughy, but not too thick. It’s not a thin and crispy crust, because that’s not my favorite. And it’s definitely not deep dish. It’s right in the middle and it’s juuuuust right. I added some garlic powder, oregano and salt to it because I didn’t want it to be boring and bland. No cardboard crust here.
Next, you’ve got to have the right cheese. I decided to go mostly classic by using freshly sliced mozzarella. You really just can’t go wrong with mozzarella on a pizza. It melts perfectly, compliments the pizza sauce perfectly and is just really beautiful.
Yep. I’m officially weird.
And because I do love me some Mexican food, I also sprinkled on some cotija cheese, a salty crumbly cheese that’s almost like feta, but wayyyy more intense.
Most important is the chili lime pizza sauce. The secret ingredient? Cholula Chili Lime Hot Sauce! While the recipe doesn’t call for a ton of it, the amount that is in the sauce gives it a nice chili lime flavor that goes really well the the spicy chorizo sausage and the salty cotija cheese. Plus, Cholula is one of my FAVORITE hot sauces and I love putting it on everything.
It’s only natural that I put it on my pizza.
Since the flavors in the pizza sauce and chorizo are a bit darker and complex, I wanted to add in a touch of brightness to balance everything out.
Solution? Arugula! Just a handful will do. It’ s seriously like magic.
The only thing that’s left to do is crack open a beer and dig in.
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