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When you ask anyone what their favorite food is, you are likely to get dozens of different answers. But the odds are, you will probably end up with more people who count pizza as their favorite more than anything else. It’s completely understandable, too, because pizza is accessible to everyone.
Unless you are allergic to ingredients, cheese, tomato sauce, and pizza crust are a killer combination. It is the go-to meal when you have to feed large groups of people. But if you are just in the market to experiment with the possibility of pizza, then there might be a recipe tailor-made for you.
The idea of a hamburger pizza may not necessarily sound too crazy. After all, it could just as easily be one extra topping. But this recipe is taking it a step further by turning the entire pizza experience into one that closely resembles that of a cheeseburger. Gone are the days when you have to choose between a pizza and a cheeseburger. Two great tastes and two great foods, how could you ever choose? But with this delicious recipe, there is no denying that you may never need to choose again. Instead, they’re rolled into one.
Cheeseburger pizza takes all that is good about regular pizza and gives it a classic American twist. Gone is the notion of needing tomato sauce on your pizza and instead, this recipe replaces that classic feeling with the many other flavors that can make you forget that pizza sauce was ever even supposed to be part of a pizza.
Mozzarella cheese? How about cheddar, instead? Pepperoni pizza? That’s not the meat we’re using here. Instead, we are focusing on hamburger and ground beef. Combining these signature tastes, your slice of pizza will make your taste buds pop as they believe they are tasting a classic burger.
And of course, you can top your cheeseburger with so many different condiments and toppings. This pizza follows in the footsteps of this creation by showing what other foods can be used to develop a hamburger pizza. This particular recipe calls for a combination of onions and bacon, but there are obviously so many other options.
Double Cheeseburger Pizza
For example, all you have to do is think about the sort of toppings you like on a cheeseburger. Condiments like ketchup and mustard can be delicious, to be sure. But toppings that are a bit more out there (like pickles or mushrooms) can be just as applicable if you are interested in seeking variations on this particular hamburger pizza concoction.
Why not experiment with using ketchup as the base for the pizza. Obviously, it is not quite the same as tomato sauce, but the general idea of both tastes are the same. And, as mentioned in the subheading, you do not have to limit yourself to cheddar cheese. Experiment with cheeses like American, pepper jack, and more to make your double cheeseburger pizza extra cheesy.
Obviously, the pizza crust will be a bit of a different taste when comparing it to the more traditional feel of a doughy or sesame seed bun to accompany your hamburger. But there is nothing saying that you cannot experiment with the crust, the foundational element of the cheeseburger, either. Many different tortillas exist and many of them are tailored to closely resembling that of the taste and texture of a hamburger bun.
Ultimately, though, the original recipe listed here will do the trick just fine for those who are interested in tasting all the glory that a cheeseburger pizza can provide. The preparation and cooking procedures are no more complicated than your average pizza and it can add some jazz and pizzazz to what is generally a fairly straightforward meal.Print
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup thinly sliced onions
- 8 ounces lean ground beef
- 1 pound fresh or frozen pizza dough, thawed according to package directions
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, mild or sharp
- 6 slices center-cut bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes until tender and golden brown.
4. Remove the onions from the pan and place in a bowl.
5. In the same pan over medium heat, add the beef and cook for 5 minutes until browned, break up the meat as it cooks; drain fat drippings.
6. Roll dough out into a large circle or rectangle about ¼ inch thick.
7. Transfer the dough to a pizza pan or baking sheet.
8. Top with the beef, onions and bacon.
9. Bake for 15 minutes until crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: hamburger pizza, double cheeseburger pizza