Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
Recipe by Dragon

Sometimes you just have to give in to your cravings. Right? Who's with me? The other day I was craving a cheeseburger but instead of driving to the nearest burger joint, I stayed home and made my bacon cheeseburger pizza. Everything you love in a cheeseburger but on a pizza instead of a bun. There is only one word to describe this pizza; indulgent! You're going to love it. :)

Makes: 12 slices

24 oz pizza dough (I used the pizza dough from Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day book)
1/3 cup BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup onions, sliced
3/4 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped (optional)
1 1/2 cups lean ground beef, cooked
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 slices applewood smoked bacon, cut in 1 inch pieces
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven with a pizza stone to 375 degrees.
2. Sauté onions and mushrooms until the onions are soft and caramelized. If you have some thyme, added it to the onion mixture for extra flavour.

3. Roll out a piece of dough flat and thin. The pizza should fit the pizza stone with about 2 inches around of space. There is no need to let the dough rest.

4. Spoon the BBQ sauce on top of the pizza dough and spread evenly.

5. Top the BBQ sauce evenly with ground beef, onions, mushroom, tomato slices, bacon and cheeses.

6. Transfer the pizza to the pizza stone and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.

7. Allow the pizza to cool slightly before slicing it.


eatingclubvancouver_js said...

Okay, I'll give in, especially when it looks so delicious. Beats the pizza chains hands down.

Anonymous said...

Indulgent? I'm in, feet first.

This sounds delicious and it would satisfy my families constant cravings for burgers. Lovely post.

Unknown said...

oh my god, i think i'm in love ^_^

Jeff Hertzberg said...

This is brilliant! Thanks for mentioning our book and dough (again!).

Jeff Hertzberg

Adam said...

Um... that's 5 words :) But you're still absolutely right. I love the BBQ sauce, and of course the toppings. You ever try to grill a pizza? I think this would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

This looks sooo good! This is gonna be dinner one night this week! Thanks!

Thistlemoon said...! I love that book - it is awesome! I made some pizza recently too using their olive oil dough.

Lo said...

You know, sometimes an idea is so bizarre that it just WORKS! And I'm with Adam, this would be amazing grilled!

And the more I hear about it, the more I'm convinced I need to check out that book!

♥ mesa para 4 said...

Great pizza and great crust...

Hyperion said...

I seem to recall that this pizza had black olives instead of mushrooms on it.

Other than that abomination, it looks great.

test it comm said...

What a great sounding and looking pizza!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That pizza looks terribly scrumptious!



Nina Timm said...

I'm attacked by the lunchtime hunger pangs.......quick, send me a piece. Ok, OK, I'll make my own!!!

Susan said...

This is a must try . It looks delish...We love pizza at our house. There is everything on there that we love.Thanks for sharing..

Anonymous said...

yum!! i always love making pizza at home! will definitely have to try this combo!

Olga said...

looks absolutely scrumptious!

Deborah said...

Yeah, I bet this was so much better than anything I can order! And I've tried the pizza dough from Artisan Bread in 5 and I loved it!

MsC said...

This looks AMAZING. I have to try it!!!

Brilynn said...

That is definitely something I would love! Looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

too good lookin' to eat...but I'd manage anyhow. :)

vanillasugarblog said...

I'm with you! way over here! I like how you make a pizza: with a lot of toppings (the only way, right?)
Really nice looking pizza, definitely handsome.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I also have that book and want to try the pizza dough! But what drew me here was your topping! Wow, I love it!!!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Do you deliver!! WOW no more home delivery needed here with suggestions like this - Looks so great

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Love it! Oooh I'm gonna make a vegetarian version of this! Yea Baby!!!!

crunchLin said...

this pizza looks amazing! im definitely going to be making this@ thanks for sharing!

Dragon said...

js: It feels good to give in, doesn't it? :)

noble: A carnivore's delight.

rita: Who wouldn't love this pizza?

jeff: You're welcome.

adam: Ha ha. Grilling it is a great idea. Clever boy!

bunny: Let me know how it turns out for you.

jen: I have yet to try the olive oil dough. It sounds amazing.

lo: Adam is a genius.

mesa: Obrigada, minha amiga.

hypey: I know, I know, mushrooms are not your favourite.

kevin: Thanks!

rosa: Thanks!

nina: Just tell me where to send it. :)

susan: You are most welcome. :)

natalie: You'll love it.

olga: Thanks!

deborah: The dough really works, doesn't it?

msc: Enjoy!

brilyn: Thanks!

oneshotbeyond: Just try and resist it. I dare you.

dawn: I don't believe in being shy on the toppings. :)

clumbsy: Thanks!

cathy: Just tell me where to send it. :)

rockstar: Sounds great. Let me know how it turns out.

crunchlin: You are very welcome.

Jeanne said...

LOL! Genius! Although these days I tend to be more of a pizza purist (mozarella and tomato, with maybe some olives or Parma ham) I do recall that back in SOuth Africa we used to go to a pizza joint called Panarottis where you coudl get a cheeseburger pizza pie - basically a version of this with mustard. It was INCREDIBLE and totally addictive - yours looks like something I'm just going to HAVE to try!

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