Wild West Manoomin Pizza

Laurie Figone, Petaluma, CA
2013 wild rice recipe contest finalist

    3 cups cooked wild rice
    1 pkg (6 oz) dried apricots, diced
    1 lb lean ground sirloin
    2 tsp Italian seasoning
    1/2 tsp sea salt
    1/2 tsp garlic salt with parsley
    1/2 tsp pepper
    1 tbsp olive oil
    2 links Gold’n Plump® Hot Italian Chicken Sausage, sliced
    1/2 cup Famous Dave’s® BBQ Sauce, Georgia Mustard
    1/2 cup Famous Dave’s® BBQ Sauce, Apricot Bourbon
    1/2 cup diced red pepper
    1 cup Sargento® Chef Blends™ Shredded 4 Cheese Pizzeria

Preheat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, mix wild rice, apricots, ground sirloin, seasonings, and oil; mix well with hands. Press mixture onto a greased 12” pizza pan; bake 15 minutes. In large skillet, cook sausage until deep golden brown on each side; set aside. In small bowl, blend sauces; spread over pizza. Top with peppers, sausage, and cheese. Bake 10 minutes.

8 servings

Recipe compliments of the Minnesota Cultivated Wild Rice Council

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