A Tale of Two Bacon Cheeseburger Pizzas

aAnother day, another pizza.  In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a pizza making kick.  There’s just so many ideas and not enough dough!  I made two different recipes and I will list them both here.  Consider this a two for one!  Here is what happened in my kitchen:

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza #1
1/4 portion pizza dough
2 tbs pizza sauce
thin tomato slices
thin onion slices
1/3 lb Cheeseburger Next to Paradise ground beef, cooked
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

  • Preheat pizza stone in oven at 450 degrees.
  • Cook bacon strips until crispy and cooked. Drain all grease.
  • Spread olive oil on round pizza pan. Dust with corn meal so you can slide it to the pizza stone easily.
  • Roll out pizza dough thinly to the size of a round pizza pan. Transfer to pan. Poke dough all over with a fork to prevent bubbling. Spread thin layer of pizza sauce over crust.  Layer on the tomato slices.  Then add the ground beef and cheese.  Top with crumbled bacon and the onion slices.  Cook on pizza stone for about 12 minutes until starting to get browned and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 3 to 4 minutes. Cut and serve!

Even though this pizza was delicious, it did not have the taste that I was looking for.  I decided to try another way of making it.  Here is what I decided to do:


Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza #2
1/4  portion pizza dough
1 1/2 tbs pizza sauce
ketchup
mustard
1/3 lb Cheeseburger Next To Paradise ground beef, cooked
1/2 cup Monterrey jack cheese
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
thin tomato slices
thin onion slices

  • Preheat pizza stone in oven at 450 degrees.
  • Cook bacon strips until crispy and cooked. Drain all grease.
  • Spread olive oil on round pizza pan. Dust with corn meal.  So you can slide it to the pizza pan easily.
  • Roll out pizza dough thinly to the size of a round pizza pan. Transfer to pan. Poke dough all over with a fork to prevent bubbling. Spread thin layer of pizza sauce over crust. Squirt mustard and ketchup over pizza.  Add the ground beef and cheeses.  Top with crumbled bacon. Cook on pizza stone for about 12 minutes until starting to get browned and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and top with raw onion and tomato slices. Cut and serve!

This pizza had the flavor that I was looking for.  It tasted like a cheesburger.  The slight taste of mustard and ketchup along with the raw produce did the trick.  It was even good reheated later when the wife got home.  She requested that I make this again at a later date!

10 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Bacon Cheeseburger Pizzas”

  1. Both look good. We make pizza way too much. Had it tonight again. I love it as you can change it up and try new things. It's never dull. Yours look delish and I love the idea of bacon cheeseburger pizza.

  2. Pizzas and cheeseburgers are a match made in heaven, right?!?! I think California Pizza Kitchen has a frozen cheeseburger pizza like your second onoe. I've got to give this one a try!

  3. They do both look delicious. I need to do more with the whole pizza thing. We love it, yet I rarely make it. I guess it's because I don't think of the crust part until it's too late.

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