Cheeseburger Pizza

It’s a pure fact that cheeseburgers and pizza are two of the most popular comfort soul-satisfying foods around.  Now the two become one in a decadent and addictive pie.  Or pies…double the recipe and invite some friends over for a cheeseburger pizza festival that they shan’t soon forget.

Special Sauce for Cheeseburger Pizza

Traditional pizza sauce is replaced by a mix of typical cheeseburger condiments: mayo, ketchup and mustard.  Does this sound weird?  It shouldn’t – it much like the special sauce you get on top of a Whopper or Big Mac or other some such burger.

Cheeseburger Pizza

How to Make Cheeseburger Pizza

I like to sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over the sauce on the pizza, then distribute the toppings over the cheese.  Browned ground beef, tomatoes and pickles are the toppings of choice, the ones that make a pizza into a cheeseburger pizza.  Some chopped olives would also be delicious.  And then, top everything with the rest of the cheeses.  Cheese on the bottom, cheese on the top.

Cheeseburger Pizza

Pizza Dough for Homemade Pizza

I am a fan or purchased pizza dough, as it’s one of the things that I rarely plan for in advance.  Sometimes I buy it at a pizza place (most are willing to sell you a couple of balls), often at a supermarket (I happen to like the storemade pizza dough at the Big Y supermarket near us in Connecticut), and I also am fond of a brand called Wewalka which makes a pizza dough that comes rolled up in its own parchment.  It’s not yeast based, so had more of a flatbread consistency, but it’s super convenient – you don’t have to wrestle with it at all, just roll it out right onto a rimmed baking sheet.

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Cheeseburger Pizza

Two of the most popular comfort soul-satisfying foods around become one in a decadent and addictive pizza pie.
Yield: 6 People
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 pound pizza dough (you can use whatever type of packaged pizza dough works for you)
  • ½ pound ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Large pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ¼ pound shredded mozzarella
  • ¼ pound shredded cheddar
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup diced pickles
  • Additional red pepper flakes to serve (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo, ketchup, and mustard.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring to break it up, for about 3 minutes until it starts to brown in spots. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, the red pepper flakes if using, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is completely browned and the onions are fairly tender. Drain the meat and onions in a colander.
  • Roll or press the pizza dough onto a baking sheet, making a rectangle about 9 x 14 inches. Spread the sauce on the pizza dough rectangle, leaving a 1/4-inch border around each edge. Sprinkle half of each cheese evenly over the pizza, also keeping the border. Distribute the beef, tomatoes and pickles over the cheese. Top everything with the rest of the cheeses.
  • Bake the pizza for about 20 to 22 minutes, until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, and the crust is lightly browned around the edges, and fairly firm on the bottom (lift it gently with a spatula to check). Transfer the pizza to a cutting board and let sit for 2 minutes. Serve hot, with red pepper flakes on the side if desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 444IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 3mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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Posted Dec 06, 2020

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  1. This is an absolute slice of genius! What could be more delicious fun than cheeseburger pizza with two layers of cheese? Comfort food to the max. Thank you for Saturday’s dinner plan. In Texas, we’ll go a little heavier on the ketchup and pepper flakes are the pièce de résistance!

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