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Grilled Asian Short Rib Pizza with Blackberry Hoisin Sauce

This Grilled Asian Short Rib Pizza with Blackberry Hoisin Sauce is absolutely killer! It’s a healthy and yummy pizza recipe that’s made in less than 30 minutes.

Grilled Asian Short Rib Pizza with Blackberry Hoisin Sauce

Growing up with a father who loved sports you can guess I watched aahhh–lot of ESPN. Even more during football season because, well, I lived in Wisconsin and in the “tundra” you are either a die hard Packer fan or you need to move to a different state.

Sundays were always my favorite, after church I knew that we would stop pick up ham and rolls and I would veg out on the couch next to Papajojo {thats what I call my dad :)} and watch some football. Glorious!!! Some of my favorite memories with my dad.

Because I grew up watching sports and was an college athlete myself I don’t really mind watching it too much. {lucky for my husband … because he is ESPN addict}

Four Slices of Short Rib Pizza Topped with Shredded Carrots

In fact, I enjoy it, especially when its NBA Finals Time, March Madness, World Cup or just Football Season in general. I guess it just brings out that competitor in me and I love it.

There are some sports though that I would rather pluck my eyes out or watch grass grow instead.

Golf is definitely one of them… hate it. They only thing that is interesting is the outfits that they wear, that is about it!

Baseball … boring as all get out. And I’m sorry but you just stand on a base. The only time you run is when you hit the ball, and thats IF you can hit. I will never understand why they get paid as much as they do in the Majors.

A Grilled Short Rib Flatbread on a Wooden Surface Covered in Wax Paper

Anywho, the reason I am complaining is because as I sit here my husband is flipping back and forth between the British Open {golf} and a Braves game {baseball}. UGH…. shoot me now!

Its a good thing I love him and I have more interesting things to do, like tell you about this Grilled Asian Short Rib Pizza I just made.

About a week ago I felt like I was in a major recipe funk. I couldn’t think of new recipes to do and then when I tried a couple of the ideas I did have they were fails and definitely not worthy to put on the blog.

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One of the things I do to get a little “inspiration” is watch the Food Network. As I’m sure you know, I’m a grill’aholic so I decided to record ALL of Bobby Flay’s BBQ Addiction Shows. {he had some kind of marathon going on so I ended up with like 15 episodes} YIPPEE!

As I was watching them I came to an Asian Cuisine Episode. He has short ribs that he sliced really thin, threw them on the grill, and topped them with an Asian inspired sauce. I found myself drooling and knew what I was going to make for you guys next.

Why I Love This Short Rib Pizza Recipe

Now, I’m not sure how familiar you guys are with Short Ribs but normally they sell them bone-in {kinda like Beef Ribs } or bone out but still in smaller chunks. I wanted mine in thin strips so I could just throw them right on the grill.

A Grilled Flatbread on Top of a Wooden Cutting Board

Did you guys know that if you want any kind of meat cut a certain way all you do is grab the package and take it up to the butcher to have them slice it for you? Saves you tons of time, its one of my little tricks to cut down on “chopping time.” So thats what I did, I grabbed the package and had the butcher slice it thin for me.

The flavors of the Asian Spiced Short Ribs combined with the homemade Blackberry Hoisin Sauce is out of this world by itself. Then add in the crunchy fresh vegetables, toasted whole wheat naan bread, and melted cheese and you have yourself one winner of a dinner.

What I love about this dish is its not the typical pizza, it has an international flare to it and still is done in less than 30 minutes. Which to me is important because I’m all about the quick easy recipes. You could even make the Blackberry Hoisin Sauce the morning of or day before to cut down on time.

Bon Appetite!

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A Grilled Short Rib Flatbread on a Wooden Surface Covered in Wax Paper

Grilled Asian Short Rib Pizza with Blackberry Hoisin Sauce

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Asian


This Grilled Asian Short Rib Pizza with Blackberry Hoisin Sauce is absolutely killer! It’s a healthy and yummy pizza recipe that’s made in less than 30 minutes.



Blackberry Hoisin Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of hoisin
  • 1/4 cup of blackberry jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger

Pizza Ingredients:

  • 4 naans
  • 2 cups of mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup of carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup of green onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup of red pepper, julienned
  • 1 lb. of short ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons of Chinese 5 spice


  1. In a small sauce pan over medium high heat, add hoisin sauce, blackberry jam, and ground ginger.
  2. Bring to a simmer and whisk until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat grill to medium high heat and preheat oven to 350.
  5. Season short ribs strips with Chinese 5 Spice and olive oil.
  6. Place short ribs on grill and grill each side for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, let sit for 2 minutes then slice into smaller pieces to place on pizza.
  8. Place naans on baking sheet.
  9. Assemble pizzas, first with blackberry hoisin sauce, mozzarella, and short ribs.
  10. Bake for 8 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and garnish with green onions, red peppers, and carrots.
  12. Serve… and devour!

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16 comments on “Grilled Asian Short Rib Pizza with Blackberry Hoisin Sauce”

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche

    ribs on a pizza.. wow! i think you’ve definitely stumbled onto an awesome idea here. definitely craving a slice right now. love it!

  2. I have been loving this naan bread for pizza lately and this one looks amazing! I love all the flavors you combined. I mean, blackberry hoisin sauce? That is just brilliant!

    1. haha.. thanks Danelle. You so need to try naan for pizza if you haven’t yet. Takes out the dough making factor and its just plain old delicious! πŸ™‚

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Oh my gosh why do men insist on flipping back and forth between sports all weekend. My husband was also going back and forth between golf and baseball this weekend, it was painfully boring. This short rib pizza look incredible! I love that blackberry hoisin sauce, perfect combo with the short ribs!

    1. haha..I’m glad your with me on the sports thing and just know I felt your pain this weekend! πŸ™‚ That sauce on is just incredible on this pizza!

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    Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    My son is addicted to ESPN. Every time I turn around that darn TV is back on that channel. I too like sports, but can’t stand baseball or golf. A good friend wanted to go to a Rockies game and I had to say no thanks. I’d die of boredom!
    Now, if I had a delicious looking pizza like this I may be persuaded to change my mind. This looks absolutely delicious Krista! Black berry hoisin sauce…I need to try that ASAP!

    1. haha… your in trouble if your little man is watching it too, definitely outnumbered!

      But if you had this pizza… girl.. its all good. Hope you get a chance to try it sweet friend. πŸ™‚

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    Mike @TheIronYou

    You my friend are kind of the perfect woman. You can cook amazing meals and you like watching sport on TV. Seriously Krista, you’re the whole package. πŸ™‚
    I’m with you with watching golf on TV though. I find it so boring and tedious, when I have insomnia, I just turn on the tv on and if there’s golf, I will instantly fall asleep. Goodbye insomnia.

    BTW loving this flatbread/pizza with Asian short ribs. It’s literally the perfect food to munch on while watching a big game!

    1. haha!! Thanks Mike, I thought so too and I guess my hubbie agree he snatched me up in college! πŸ™‚ {cradle robber.. haha}

      I’m so with you on turning golf on when I need to sleep, works every time.. no fail!

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    Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    I have to agree – “there are some sports I would rather pluck my eyes out or watch grass grow instead” too! But if this pizza was in front of me – I can watch anything though I might have to sub out the cheese cos I might end up having the TV all to myself othersie – know what I mean? πŸ˜‰

    1. hahahahaa.. you crack me up! And you are so right, this pizza would definitely make up for the boring sports. πŸ™‚

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    I just got over a serious recipe funk…although mine lasted almost 2 months! Glad THAT’S over! I blame the summertime and not wanting to turn on the oven. πŸ˜‰ But this pizza, Krista!! Yum! I love the flavors going on, and it’s just oh so clever! That blackberry hoisin sauce … ohhhh my! Pinned!

    1. Yeah, those recipe funks are definitely hard but as long as you know what to go to find inspiration and get out of it its all good. You definitely don’t seem like your in one now because you are cranking out all kinds of awesomeness! πŸ™‚

      So glad you enjoyed this recipe girl, that sauce is to die for you, you will love it! Thanks for the pin!