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Monday, April 5, 2010

Easy Trader Joe's Meal - Recipe

A friend just passed along this recipe from the demo station at Trader Joe's.  It is SO simple, cheap, and really easy.

Use a package of Trader Joe's refrigerated pizza dough or make your own pizza dough.  We bought their garlic and herb's amazing and is $.99.  Yup, $1!

Stretch that out to a square or rectangular...not too thin, but with a lot of room to spread toppings.  Put a layer of cheese.  I used Trader Joe's Mozzarella cheese.  I thought it was a good choice.

I had made BBQ chicken in the crockpot.  You can also buy TJ's own pulled BBQ chicken for $4.99/lb.  It was really simple to make in the crockpot though.  Just bought their chicken breasts for $2.99/lb and a bottle of TJ's BBQ sauce.  Put it together on high for about 2 hours.  Stirred it around and it shredded super easily.  So delicious.  You could also add onions right into the crockpot.  I forgot and caramelized some on the stove in olive oil instead.

Add the BBQ chicken and onions on top of the cheese and roll the whole thing up.

Bake it for approximately 20 minutes at 400 degrees (or until slightly brown on top). 

It makes a good amount of food, is delicious and doesn't take much time at all.  Our friends have tried a couple of vegetarian varieties that have also been delicious.  Really, you could put whatever kind of toppings you'd like.  It's like a Stromboli. 

Happy shopping and enjoy!


pk said...

We're making another one tonight ;-) Veggie of course

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