Of course it’s easy to order a pizza and have it delivered, but there is something fun about making it yourself. Not only that, but it’s easy. Don’t want to make your own dough, that’s okay too. This is just an easy simple version that we found that we liked a lot and homemade pizza usually is a lot less greasy for the most part.
If you are interested in making your own pizza dough, this is my go to recipe for regular pizza dough – Budget Bytes Homemade Pizza Dough which is what I used for this pizza. Depending on what toppings were are using, I’ll also use this recipe that uses discarded sourdough starter – King Arthur Flour Sourdough Pizza Crust . Sourdough starter is really a fun and not a complicated endeavor, just requires time. I keep my starter in the refrigerator, but that’s a topic for another day.
This recipe doesn’t use any traditional pizza sauce, just ketchup and mustard and it turned out perfect! We baked ours on a regular perforated pizza pan, but you can also use a pizza stone if you have one. Which reminds me, I need to use mine the next time I make pizza.
The Garden Sprout Cheeseburger Pizza
Servings: 1 – 14″ pizza – 8 slices – 2 slices per person
- 1/2 lb ground beef (we used 93% lean)
- 3 slices of bacon diced
- Sliced red onion (to your liking)
- 4 ounces shredded mozzerella cheese
- 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4-1/3 cup ketchup
- Yellow Mustard
- 2 dill pickles cut into chips
- 6 to 8 sliced cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tsp oil
- Nonstick spray
- If you are making your own dough from scratch make sure to give yourself enough time for the 1 hour rise time.
- Heat 2 tsp of oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add ground beef, 1/2 Tbsp, and fresh black pepper. Break up the ground beef as it cooks. When nearly cooked through add the bacon and cook till almost done and remove from heat.
- While you are cooking the meat, preheat your oven to 450 F
- If you are using a perforated pan, spray a light coating of nonstick spray and sprinkle with some cornmeal. Roll out your dough and place it on the pan. Spread the 1/4-1/3 cup of ketchup over it (use the amount to your liking). You don’t need a thick layer of ketchup like you would with normal pizza sauce. Drizzle mustard over the ketchup. Go easy on this too, you can always serve extra ketchup and mustard on the side.
- Top your pizza with the ground beef/bacon mixture, red onion, cherry tomatoes, cheese, and pickle chips.
- Bake in over for 10 – 12 minutes until cheese is melted and the dough is brown and crispy on the edges.
- Slice and enjoy!