While researching recipes for blackberry ice cream, I came across the great blog, Dragon's Kitchen. I love the beautiful photos, creativity, and wit and quickly bookmarked it as a favorite.
One of the recipes I found here was Bacon Cheeseburger pizza. Her recipe used the Artisian Bread in Five Minutes recipe for pizza dough. I couldn't find this recipe online and I'm still on the hold list for this super-popular book at library so I set off to find something online. I came across Mitch's Basic Pizza Dough and was on my way to ooey, gooey, cheeseburger pizza.
The recipe of the pizza dough was easy and came out pretty well. I plan on using this recipe again but will let it rise more and work it less. I also will divide it into two pieces and freeze one for later because we like a thinner crust. The hamburger and bacon on the pizza were fantastic! I cooked the bacon until almost done before putting it on the pizza because I like crispy bacon. If I had more time, I would have caramelized some onions per Dragon's recipe to provide a little sweetness and another texture to the pizza.
This was delicious and with a few tweaks, it will be a phenomenal weeknight meal. Let me know what you think!
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
adapted from Dragon's Kitchen
Mitch's Basic Pizza Dough
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 pound ground round, browned and drained
4 slices bacon, chopped, cooked until almost done and drained
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
Prepare dough according to directions.
Preheat oven to 375.
Roll dough into preferred shape and place on cooking stone. Spread the barbecue sauce over dough. Distribute ground round, bacon, and cheese over pizza. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. Let pizza sit for a few minutes before cutting.