Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.

This past fall, our family picked up a pizza from a local pizzeria.  When Gary was ordering he opted for the Bacon Cheeseburger variety.  I was pleased with his decision as I've had "cardboard" pizza in that variety before (i.e. Jacks, Tombstone, etc) and always enjoyed it.  But then we had said pizzeria pizza.

Upon first taste we were both a little unsure.  And then we immediately went on to eat half of a large pizza.  About the unsure taste...it was a ketchup and something sauce.  We had been expecting a traditional pizza sauce.  We kept eating and trying to figure out the sauce.

This is what I came up with and it's pretty similar.  And if you decide to give it a try, you'll likely have that moment of uncertainty and then indulge in this pizza.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.
(Recipe by Mom Taught Us)

1 pizza crust (You MUST make Melanie's crust.  It's super easy and was so delicious.  I'm pretty certain this is the only crust that I will make going forward.  It's perfect.) 
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Sprinkle oregano over crust.

3/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons thousand island dressing
1/3 cup mustard
Combine all ingredients and allow to sit in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.  Spread evenly over the crust.

3/4 lb ground beef (browned)
1/2 onion (diced and cooked with beef)
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup cheddar cheese
6 slices high quality bacon (cooked and crumbled)
Place toppings (in order listed) on top of sauce.

Bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese is melted to your liking.

For real.  You'll like this pizza.  ...if for no other reason than it has bacon on it.  :)

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