How many times have you had to decide whether you wanted to go out for burgers or just go get a good slice of pie? It’s a classic mealtime dilemma, one that causes strife in countless households every evening. Dad and little Suzy want pizza, Mom and little Bobby want burgers. Eventually a compromise has to be reached, but in either case someone didn’t get what they really wanted for dinner.
Well, we at the cbsop kitchens are here to help as always. Through the use of science, a think-tank staffed with the finest minds that a third-grade class could provide and the tact of a circus hawker, we have transmogrified these two classic meals into one, thus saving your family from disappointment and woe.
Oh sure, it may sound a little funny and, to the casual observer it looks much like any other pizza, but the flavor will amaze you. This really does taste like a cheeseburger, but it’s made just like any other pizza:
It’s incredible. I mean seriously incredible. You have to try this. It’s that good. It’s so good that I find it nearly impossible to put into words. The best phrase I have to describe the happiness that is this pizza is “OMG Yum!” Or perhaps, “Can I have more?”
For the record, this is an indulgence dish. It isn’t any better for you than your average bacon cheeseburger. Having said that, I’m telling you that you need to make this dish at some point this week. Or now.
Now would be better. Seriously. Just look at this thing, resplendent in all its bacon-cheesy goodness:
It’s a crowd pleaser. It solves an age-old dilemma. It’s good.
Of course you don’t have to use the toppings I describe here. You can make this with any cheeseburger toppings that you like. What are your favorite cheeseburger ingredients? Share your ideas for improvements or omissions in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.
Why argue over whether to have burgers or pizza. Have both with this delicious meeting of both worlds.
- Pizza dough
- Corm meal (for cooking pizza)
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 2 Tbsp. ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. mustard
- 3/4 pound ground chuck
- 1/2 pound bacon
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Place pizza stone in center rack of oven and preheat to 450 degrees. *see notes
Brown ground beef and bacon over medium heat until cooked through. season with salt and pepper while cooking. Drain well. set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together tomato sauce, ketchup and mustard. Set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, roll pizza dough into a 12 to 14 inch circle. transfer to a pizza peel or cookie sheet dusted liberally with corn meal.
Spoon sauce over the pizza dough and spread evenly. Add cheese, ground beef, mushrooms (if desired) onions and remaining cheese.
Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 9 to 12 minutes, or until crust is just golden.
Slice and serve.
Share and Enjoy!
If you don't have a pizza stone, just bake the pizza in a pizza pan or on a cookie sheet. it changes the texture slightly, but not enough to be a deal breaker.
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
It might be fun to actually make a bunch of little slider-sized patties to dot around the pizza and then top with slices of cheese, but I’m not sure if that would really change the flavr all that much, or if it would really make it any more fun to eat. It’s just a thought.
Also, perhaps a little Swiss or Provolone cheese would have been a nice addition. We just didn’t happen to have any. Maybe next time.
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