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Garbage Plate Pizza Recipe

Garbage Plate Pizza

The Garbage Plate Pizza I created in 2010 received pretty solid reviews from Andrew, Tyler, and the guys installing our new floor, but I knew my recipe would benefit from eating an actual Garbage Plate at Nick Tahou’s Hots.

For my second attempt at the Garbage Plate Pizza I needed to figure how to improve the hot sauce. I figured out that I needed to cut the tomato paste, use less all spice and cinnamon and more black and cayenne pepper. The other important ingredients include paprika, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

Here’s how to assemble the pizza:
1. Spread the ground beef and hot sauce on pre-baked crust
2. Top with browned home fries
3.  Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese
4. Bake the pizza
5.  Drizzle ketchup and mustard
6. Top the pizza with cold macaroni salad

Note that the photo was taken before I put mac salad on the pizza. I put the Garbage Plate pizza out at a small get together and it went fast. Everyone from Rochester really appreciated it; those from out of town really wondered why we were devouring pizza covered in ground beef, home fries, and mac salad.


Zweigle’s Pizza Recipe

Rochester, NY

The Zweigle family started making sausage in Rochester over 125 years ago and their “white hot” has become a staple on the barbeque grills of Rochestarians since its introduction in 1925. The popularity of the white hot has spread across the New York and into other eastern states, but its home will forever be Rochester, NY. Growing up I remember that my dad and my brother loved the white hots, but my favorite were the red hots. For my Zweigle’s pizza recipe I decided I’d use both!

I cooked two white hots and two red hots then sliced them into bite sized pieces.zweigles pizza recipe After pre-baking the dough I spread on a thin layer of ketchup, sprinkled on cheddar cheese, then arranged the hot dog bites. After cooking for about ten minutes I took out the pizza, then Andrew artistically drizzled yellow mustard on the top. If you like Zweigle’s then you’d love this pizza! The only thing it was missing to be  the perfect cheesy hot dog was relish.