Always eat Colorado! Every month the Colorado Department of Agriculture releases a new Colorado Proud recipe by chef Jason Morse, now the executive chef of the Douglas County School District.
The March offering sounds like a perfect snack for gourmands watching March Madness games. It's Buffalo Sausage Flatbread Pizza, featuring the meat of the Great American Bison, which is available at grocery and specialty stores around the state, as well as jalapeno jelly. Get out that jar your Aunt Elly gave you last Christmas and start cooking.
Here's the recipe:
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Colorado Buffalo Sausage Flatbread Pizza 2 pieces naan flatbread 8 tbsp. jalapeño jelly 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 red bell pepper, julienned 1 green bell pepper, julienned 1/2 yellow sweet onion, julienned 1/2 cup shredded Asiago and Parmesan cheese blend 1/4 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese 2 links Colorado buffalo sausage, grilled, chilled and sliced 4 tbsp. sweet chili Thai sauce 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
Sauté peppers and onion in olive oil until they are golden brown and start to caramelize. Divide the jalapeño jelly evenly and spread onto both pieces of flatbread. Top with the sautéed pepper and onion mix, both types of shredded cheese and buffalo sausage. Cook at 375 degrees until the cheese is golden brown and the flatbread starts to toast. Remove from the oven and cut into wedges. Drizzle with sweet chili sauce and garnish with chopped cilantro.
Hungry for more? Find a complete list of state-centric recipes at www.coloradoagriculture.com.