Cheeseburger Pizza

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Is it possible that anything on a pizza dough would turn out well? That was my first thought after tasting Cheeseburger Pizza.  I think though that mixing things up and trying them different ways tastes good too.

It may seem unconventional to see a cheeseburger on a pizza dough and since I had never tried it before I thought I would give it a shot. It really turned out quite well.

I crave the occasional cheeseburger but often times they leave me feeling heavy and lethargic. This might have something to do with the French fries that usually accompany them.

This pizza used lean hamburger, didn’t include any mayonnaise and wasn’t the least bit greasy. I also didn’t serve fries along side it.  It was a win in the cheeseburger department.

You start out by shaping your dough. I have found that this pizza is best made on a thin crust so get it stretched out as thin as you can.

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Lean ground beef works best here so you don’t have any excess grease. The ground beef is flavored with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, Worcestershire, ketchup and mustard.

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Layering cheese on the crust before adding the ground beef helps give the ground beef something to hold on to. Don’t worry ground beef. We won’t let you go anywhere.

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Then you had more cheese of course!

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After you bake the pizza for a short 15 minutes you can top it with pickles and tomatoes. Any of your favorite toppings would be fine. Bacon would be awesome too for a Bacon Cheeseburger!

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Slice the pizza and serve.  Not only is this pizza delicious but it is colorful and fun too!

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Top with lettuce if desired!

In the spirit of full disclosure, I topped with lettuce and tomato and the pictures were much more colorful but I ended up picking them off and adding extra pickles.

I’d love to comment on the left overs but someone who will not be named left them on the counter in the Ziploc container overnight.

How do you like your burger?!?!

In college I took my burgers (and plenty of them) with cheese and mayo only. These days if it is just a typical cheeseburger I’ll throw some mustard and pickle in there too.  Old habits die hard.


A Hungry Apple Original 


1 pizza dough

1 pound lean ground beef

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

15 twists of freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons mustard

1/2 cup ketchup

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

6 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded (or more if desired)

1/2 cup thinly sliced dill pickle chips

1/2 cup thinly sliced cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup lettuce, shredded (optional)

Instructions and Directions: 

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

On a parchment lined pizza or sheet pan, shape dough to desired thickness. (This pizza is best with thin crust.)

Bake the dough in the oven for five minutes. Remove and set aside.

Meanwhile cook lean ground beef in large skillet over medium high heat until the meat is no longer pink. Add ingredients beginning with salt thorough Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to low and cook 5 minutes more allowing the flavors to combine.

Sprinkle one handful of cheese onto par baked crust. Top with ground beef and spread to the edges. Top ground beef with remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes.

Top with pickle, tomato and slice pizza. Top with lettuce if desired.


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