Posted by Tara on Thursday, August 25th, 2011
I debated wheather to let this post stand alone as a regular, or include it as a Frugal Friday post. Now I know you can drop by Little Ceaser’s on Friday evening and pick up a cheap premade pizza. And there are times when we all have to do so. However, the males around here would place Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza in the “gourmet” category. Since we can dish up a gourmet style pizza in our own kitchen for considerably less $$ than ordering one at fine pizzaria, this pizza is a perfect match for a Frugal Friday post.
This pizza is hands down my husband’s favorite. What makes it special is the sauce, which is a far cry from traditional tomato based sauce. The sauce is made by blending mayo, mustard, and dill pickle relish together and spreading the mix over home made pizza dough that has been partially cooked. The pizza gets topped off with ground beef, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and some fresh lettuce and tomatoes. Eating Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza is like having two favorite American foods in one meal.
We like to make our own crust, or you can certainly use the canned or premade crust. Then you will need:
- 1 cup Helmman’s Mayo
- 1/4 cup regular Mustard
- 1/4 cup dill pickle relish or diced dill pickle
- 2 Tablespoons Worchestershire Sauce
- 1 pound of ground beef – browned and drained
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 6 pieces cooked crumbled bacon (save drippings to grease pizza pan)
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1-2 cups shredded lettuce
- 1 large sliced fresh tomatoe
- one sweet onion sliced or diced
- 1-2 fresh sliced jalapeno peppers (optional)
Mix together in a medium sized bowl the mayo, mustard, Worchestershire sauce, and dill pickle relish. Set aside.
Brown ground beef and drain any excess grease. Add salt and pepper.
Cook bacon in microwave or in a skillet. Let bacon cool on paper towels and blot excess grease from bacon. Save drippings.
Use bacon drippings to grease pizza stone or pan. Roll dough to edges of pan and prick with fork. Place pan into a 450 degree preheated oven. Cook 5-7 mintues or until top begins to brown. Remove pizza pan from oven and top pizza crust with the mayo mixture. Then add the ground beef and cheddar cheese. Return pan to oven and cook another 5-7 minutes until cheddar cheese begins to turn bubbly and golden brown. Check bottom of pizza crust and remove pizza from oven when the browness of crust suits your personal preference. Top pizza with fresh lettuce, onion, tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and peppers if desired.
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