Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

Cheeseburgers are one of the top ten favourite food items and pizzas? Not so much BUT cheeseburger pizza?! I can deal with that.

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I have made different meat pizzas before and this is one of my favourites. Instead of using minced beef, i changed it up a little and used italian sausage. 🙂 Here is what you will need

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Pizza dough – Recipe and step by step here.

Tomato sauce :

Need: 1 can tomato paste

2 cups water

1 tsp basil

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

2 tsp light brown sugar

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Salt & Pepper to taste

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For the toppings:

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These ingredients can make you two medium size pizzas (so will the dough)

3 italian sausage / 2 cups minced beef

6-8 strips of bacon

2 cup sliced mushrooms

1/2 large white onion (or red)

2 cups mozzarella cheese ( or as much as desired)

2 cups cheddar cheese (or as much as desired)

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Step 1 – Prepare pizza dough~

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Step 2 – While pizza dough is rising; prepare tomato sauce. Just mix all ingredients into a small pan and simmer for about 20 minutes then set aside.

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Step 3 –  Prepare the raw ingredients.

Crumble the sausage and cook. If you are using minced beef, season the beef with couple tablespoons of soy sauce, pepper and 1tablespoon cornstarch.

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Step 4 – I have been having problems with slightly uncooked dough in the middle. This is what I ended up doing – After stretching the dough, let is rise for an additional 10 mins. Add some sauce and pop in the oven for about 5 minutes

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Step 5 – Add more sauce and then start topping pizza

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Step 6 – Start with sausage (portion your ingredients so you don’t run out when you get to the second pizza)

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Then just layer all other ingedients. Break up bacon strips into bite size pieces.

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I ran out of cheddar cheese (but it would taste way better with it) and I am using less cheese (cutting down on fattening food) but feel free to load on the cheese~

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Pop in the oven for about 10-15 mins until cheese and crust is golden brown.

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