Welcome to the world of culinary delights – the Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, a mouthwatering fusion of two beloved classics.
Picture this: a golden, crispy crust adorned with a savory homemade sauce that boasts the perfect blend of mayo, ketchup, mustard, and finely chopped onions.
As we dive into the narrative of crafting this culinary masterpiece, you’ll soon discover the joy of layering seasoned ground beef, crisp bacon crumbles, an oozy pizza blend of shredded cheese, and the unexpected twist of tangy pickles.
Join me as we unravel the secrets behind achieving pizza perfection that includes all the flavors of your favorite cheeseburger in every delicious slice.
Get ready to elevate your pizza game with this simple yet irresistible recipe!
Ingredients in the Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe
Let’s gather and assemble the dream team of ingredients for this Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza adventure!
First up, we’ll need the essentials for the homemade sauce: a dollop of creamy mayo, a splash of classic ketchup, a kick of tangy mustard, and a generous sprinkle of finely chopped onions to add that delightful crunch.
Now, brace yourself for the main players in our pizza party – the ground beef and crisp bacon crumbles, your trusty sidekicks that bring the savory charm to the table.
And, of course, we can’t forget the star of the show – a package of refrigerated pizza crust, the unsung hero that transforms into a golden canvas for our flavorful masterpiece!
To ensure the perfect harmony, we’ll enlist the help of a pizza blend shredded cheese, a medley of gooey goodness that will melt into a melty, cheesy perfection.
And for the grand finale, a jar of sliced pickles, the unexpected twist that adds a zesty kick to every bite.
With these culinary comrades by our side, we’re ready to embark on the journey of creating the Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza. Let the flavor fiesta begin!
Substitute Ingredients You Could Use in this Recipe!
Fear not, fearless home chef! If your kitchen happens to be missing a few key players for the Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza, worry not! I’ve got some trusty substitutes ready to join the party.
For the homemade sauce, if you find yourself short on mayo, feel free to substitute it with Greek yogurt for a tangy twist.
No ketchup in sight? Tomato sauce can step in as a worthy understudy.
Mustard MIA? A touch of Worcestershire sauce can bring that savory kick. And if the onion bin is empty, garlic powder will gladly lend its aromatic charm.
Now, let’s talk about the ground beef. If you’re looking for a plant-based alternative, consider swapping it out for seasoned and sautéed mushrooms or crumbled tofu for that satisfying bite.
And if you don’t have slices of bacon handy you can substitute packaged bacon bites in this recipe!
For the pizza crust, if the refrigerator section is out of the pre-made variety, don’t be shy to experiment with pre-made naan, pita bread, or even a tortilla for a quick and quirky twist.
As for the pizza blend shredded cheese, any melty cheese in your fridge – be it mozzarella, cheddar, or a blend of your favorites – is a welcomed substitute.
And if pickles are playing hard to get, a sprinkle of chopped olives or banana peppers can add a zesty punch.
With these versatile substitutes, you’re all set to rock the kitchen and make your own unique spin on the Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza!
How to Make the Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe
Alright, pizza pioneers, buckle up for a flavor-packed journey as we dive into the simple steps to craft your very own Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.
First things first, preheat that oven of yours according to the instructions on the pizza crust package.
Now, let’s whip up the homemade sauce magic! In a bowl, mix together a half-cup of mayo, a quarter-cup of ketchup, a tablespoon of mustard, and a quarter-cup of finely chopped onions. Give it a good stir and set it aside – this sauce is about to steal the show.
Slice 8 strips of bacon into 1” pieces and fry in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
Drain excess grease from skillet.
Next up, let’s sizzle some ground beef in the same skillet over medium heat until it’s beautifully browned.
Season it with salt and pepper, then drain off any excess fat. This savory superhero is ready to join the pizza party!
Layer the Masterpiece!
Roll out that refrigerated pizza crust onto your baking sheet or pizza pan, following the instructions on the package.
Now, take a moment to spread that homemade sauce masterpiece evenly over the crust, leaving a tiny border of crust around the edges.
Time to layer on the cooked ground beef like a tasty blanket, making sure it’s evenly distributed.
The crumbled bacon bites get generously sprinkled on top of the ground beef layer.
Sprinkle two cups of pizza blend shredded cheese over the whole shebang, ensuring every bite is a cheesy delight.
Pop your pizza masterpiece into the preheated oven. Let it bake until the crust turns golden and the cheese becomes a bubbling, melty dream.
Once it’s done, take a triumphant pause and let it cool for a minute or two.
The tangy crunch of pickles adds the perfect finishing touch to your Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.
Slice it up, share it with friends or savor it all to yourself, lol!!
And now, the grand finale – scatter a cup of sliced pickles over the top! I like to cut up my pickles into bite-size pieces!
You’ve just created a culinary masterpiece that’s bound to become a household favorite. Enjoy every delicious bite!
Tips and Tricks
Absolutely, pizza pals! Let’s sprinkle in some tips and tricks to ensure your journey in creating the Ultimate Homemade Cheeseburger Pizza is a breeze.
First up, let the refrigerated dough rest for a few minutes at room temperature before working your magic. It makes it more pliable and easier to handle.
Now, for the homemade sauce, feel free to taste and tweak. If you want a bit more zing, add a dash more mustard or a pinch of salt. It’s your sauce, so make it sing to your taste buds!
Let the bacon fry in it’s own grease until it’s totally crispy for the ultimate bacon crunch!
When cooking up the ground beef, give it some room in the pan. Crowding can lead to uneven cooking, and we want those savory bits to shine.
And hey, if beef isn’t your jam, try out ground turkey or a plant-based substitute. The pizza world is your oyster!
When loading up your pizza, go easy on the sauce near the edges. This way, you’ll get that perfect crispy crust without any sauce overflow calamities.
And for the cheese, don’t be shy – pile it on! The more, the merrier.
As the pizza bakes, keep a watchful eye. Oven temperatures can vary, so follow the crust package instructions but trust your instincts.
A golden crust and bubbly cheese are your visual cues that it’s ready to rock and roll.
Last but not least, let that pizza cool for a hot minute before slicing. It helps the flavors settle and prevents any cheesy disasters. And remember, this recipe is your canvas – feel free to experiment with toppings or give it a spicy kick with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
With these tips in your pizza-making arsenal, you’re well on your way to becoming the ultimate pizza Picasso. Enjoy every cheesy, pickled bite!
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Pizza
Ah, the aftermath of a pizza party! Fear not, leftover aficionados, I’ve got your back on storing and reheating the remnants of your Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza.
To store the leftover pizza, simply pop it into an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap.
This helps keep the freshness locked in and prevents any sneaky odors from infiltrating your cheesy masterpiece.
If you’ve got slices piled up, separating them with a layer of parchment paper can prevent a gooey cheese reunion.
Reheating to Pizza Perfection!
Now, when it’s time to resurrect that pizza magic, there are a couple of ways to go about it.
The oven is your best buddy for reviving that crispy crust glory. Preheat it to around 350°F (175°C), place the pizza directly on the oven rack or on a baking sheet, and let it warm up for about 10 minutes. This slow and steady approach ensures the crust stays delightfully crispy.
If you’re in a hurry, the microwave is your trusty sidekick. Pop a slice on a microwave-safe plate, cover it loosely with a damp paper towel (to prevent a rubbery texture), and zap it for about 20-30 seconds. Quick, easy, and still delicious.
And for those craving that fresh-out-of-the-oven feel, a skillet can work wonders. Heat it over medium-low, toss the pizza slice in, and cover it with a lid to trap the heat. In just a few minutes, you’ll have a slice that’s crispy on the bottom and melty on top – perfection!
No matter your reheating method of choice, your leftover Ultimate Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza is sure to bring joy to your taste buds all over again.
Pizza party on, Garth!!
Homemade Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Recipe
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- For the Homemade Sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- For the Pizza:
- 1 package refrigerated pizza crust
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound bacon sliced into 1” pieces
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups pizza blend shredded cheese
- 1 cup sliced pickles
- Preheat your oven according to the package instructions for the pizza crust.
- In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and finely chopped onion to create the homemade sauce. Set it aside.
- In a skillet over medium heat, fry up the 1” pieces of bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towel.
- Using the same skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drain excess fat if needed.
- Roll out the refrigerated pizza crust onto a pizza pan or baking sheet, following the package instructions.
- Spread the homemade sauce evenly over the pizza crust, leaving a small border around the edges.
- Sprinkle the cooked ground beef and bacon evenly over the sauce.
- Sprinkle the pizza blend shredded cheese over the entire pizza.
- Bake the pizza in the preheated oven according to the pizza crust package instructions or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Scatter sliced pickles over the pizza as a final topping.
- Slice and serve your delicious homemade cheeseburger pizza.
- Feel free to customize this recipe to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy your homemade cheeseburger pizza!