quick recipe:: bacon cheeseburger pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza
We love making pizzas at home (but not from scratch, because we cheat by using pre-made dough). There are so many options… some of our faves are buffalo chicken and chicken sausage w/blue cheese and red onions. I love the cheeseburger and BLT pizzas at California Pizza Kitchen, so Craig and I decided to make our own. These pizzas are so simple to make, and the options for toppings are endless.

1 package of Pillsbury pizza dough (types vary, but we’ve started using the artisan wheat)
1/2 lb ground beef
8oz bacon
1/4 onion, chopped
cherry tomatoes, chopped
bag of shredded lettuce
bag of shredded mexican blend cheese
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp mayonnaise

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Unroll pizza dough and spread out onto cookie sheet or baking stone. (We use a Pampered Chef stone for pizzas.)
3. Bake dough for 8 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from pan and set on a plate with a paper towel to drain grease. Chop bacon once it has cooled a little.
5. Cook ground beef and chopped onion until browned.
6. Mix ketchup and mayonnaise together in a small bowl. When pizza dough is ready, spread onto dough as the base.
7. Cover pizza with cheese, then sprinkle with ground beef, onion, and bacon.
8. Put pizza back into oven and cook for approx 10 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
9. Remove pizza from oven and cover with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.


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