Susie's Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Sue Lally

By
@Susie429

I had some ground beef I needed to use up, and wanted a cheeseburger, but didn't have any hamburger buns. So I thought...pizza!! I wanted it to REALLY taste like a cheeseburger, so I took a chance with the "sauce", and was very happy with the outcome! I took the leftovers to work and my co-workers (or guinea pigs, ha) loved it! I hope you will too!


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Ingredients

PIZZA CRUST

3 c
bread flour (or all purpose)
1 pkg
active dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp.)
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
honey
1 c
water, warm (110-115 degrees)

TOPPING

1/2 lb
ground beef
1/2 small
onion, diced
4 slice
bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c
mozzarella cheese, shredded (about)
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded (about)
1/2-3/4 c
ketchup
1 Tbsp
yellow mustard

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the crust, add 1 tablespoon honey to one cup of warm water, add the yeast, and wait until foamy (about 5 to 10 min.). Put about 2 cups of the flour and the salt in a medium bowl. Add the 2 tablespoons oil, and the yeast mixture, and stir (or use stand mixer with dough hook) to combine. On a well floured surface, knead dough, adding small amounts of flour at a time until dough is smooth and elastic. Set aside. *You do NOT have to let this rise like you do bread, however, it's good to let it "rest" for 5 to 10 min.
2
In a skillet, cook the ground beef & onion together until no longer pink, and onion is soft. Drain fat, and set aside. Mix the ketchup and mustard together in a small bowl.
3
Brush vegetable (or olive) oil on a large pizza pan, or use a cookie sheet if you don't have a pizza pan. Pat the dough onto the pizza pan, and push towards the edges so that it's thick on the edges and thin in the middle. With a fork, prick the entire bottom of the crust (except the edges) liberally. Place the crust in a preheated oven (375 degrees) for about 12-14 minutes. Remove from oven, and brush butter or oil on the edge of crust. Spread the ketchup mixture on the crust and spread with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle on the beef/onion mixture, and then sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Add the crumbled bacon or bacon bits on top, and put back in the oven for about 10 more minutes until crust is light brown, and cheese has melted.
4
*Note: I don't measure anything when I make this, so my measurements are approximate. I also usually cook a whole pound of hamburger and half of a large onion, and freeze what I don't use for a future pizza. Hey...it saves time! Also, if you like dill pickle on your hamburger...go ahead and add diced dill pickle on top when it comes out of the oven. I've tried it, and like it. Experiment!! :)