susie's bacon cheeseburger pizza

★★★★★ 2
By Sue Lally
from Vacaville, CA

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This pizza has the perfect homemade crust as a base. It is thick and slightly chewy... just the right texture. Honestly, this does taste like a bacon cheeseburger in pizza form. The "sauce" is what you'd expect to taste on a cheeseburger. It's what makes this pizza a little different. We tried the dill pickles with the pizza and loved it! This recipe is a great way to spice up pizza night with something a little different. The instructions are easy to follow with delicious results.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 40 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For susie's bacon cheeseburger pizza

  • 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 sm
    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

How To Make susie's bacon cheeseburger pizza

  • Honey, water, and yeast in a bowl.
    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.).
  • Adding yeast mixture to the flour.
    2
    Put about 2 cups of the flour and the salt in a medium bowl. Add the 2 tablespoons oil and the yeast mixture. Stir (or use a stand mixer with dough hook) to combine.
  • Kneading the dough.
    3
    On a well-floured surface, knead the dough, adding small amounts of flour at a time until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Letting the dough rest.
    4
    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.
  • Browning ground beef and onions in a pan.
    5
    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.
  • Brushing vegetable oil on a pizza stone.
    6
    Brush vegetable (or olive) oil on a large pizza pan, or use a cookie sheet if you don't have a pizza pan.
  • Pressing pizza dough onto the pizza stone.
    7
    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.
  • Pricking holes in the dough with a fork.
    8
    With a fork, prick the entire bottom of the crust (except the edges) liberally.
  • The pizza crust baking in the oven.
    9
    Place the crust in a preheated oven (375 degrees) for about 12-14 minutes.
  • Brushing oil on the edge of the crust.
    10
    Remove from oven and brush butter or oil on the edge of crust.
  • Spreading ketchup mixture onto partially baked crust.
    11
    Spread the ketchup mixture on the crust and spread with the back of a spoon.
  • Topping the crust with ground beef and onion.
    12
    Sprinkle on the beef/onion mixture.
  • Sprinkling cheese and bacon onto the pizza.
    13
    Then sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Add the crumbled bacon or bacon bits on top.
  • Fully cooked bacon cheeseburger pizza fresh from the oven.
    14
    Put back in the oven for about 10 more minutes until crust is light brown, and cheese has melted.
  • A slice of bacon cheeseburger pizza with dill pickles on the side.
    15
    *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!! :)
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