Cocoa Nib and Spiced Lamb Sausage Pizza
Enough for two 9-inch pizzas, or 1 rectangular baking sheet pizza (approximately 11″ by 17″)
You can use this sausage to top any recipe for your favorite pizza dough if you’d like. My recipe is here, which can be divided in two, to make two pizzas.1 recipe for Chocolate Pizza Dough, rolled out onto baking sheets
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 pound ground lamb
1/2 cup peeled, seeded, and chopped canned plum tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste or harissa
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
large pinch each cinnamon, allspice and cloves
1/8 teaspoons red pepper or chili flakes
salt and freshly ground pepper
fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup roasted cocoa nibs
4 ounces fontina cheese, grated
2 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
1. In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil and the minced garlic. Set aside.
2. Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet and cook the onions until soft and translucent. Add the lamb, tomatoes, tomato paste (or harissa), parsley, pine nuts, spices, and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cook slowly for 10 minutes (uncovered).
3. Remove from heat and add a squeeze or two of fresh lemon juice and let cool to room temperature. Once cooled, stir in the cocoa nibs.

To make the pizzas: Brush top of pizza dough with garlic-infused olive oil. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the dough then spread the sausage over the cheeses. Finally top with the remaining cheese and bake the pizza in a very hot oven until the cheese is bubbling and deep-golden brown.