Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Deep Dish Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe

One food that I don't think I'll ever get enough of is pizza.  How can you not love pizza.  It's protein, carbs, dairy, and veggies (kind of), all melted together to make a glorious slab of happiness.

Also being a fan of bacon cheeseburgers, I was very excited to see Shelby's Bacon Cheeseburger pizza and knew it would not be long until I'd be whipping this up.

It meets every expectation of deliciousness, and is quick and fun to make.  I think my favorite part is the whole wheat flour in the crust.  It adds a sweet and soft element to the pizza that I just loved.

Deep Dish Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe
By Grumpy's Honeybunch


For the crust:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1-3//4 cups white flour
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 packet rapid rise yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tbsp olive oil
Cornmeal to coat the bottom of pan

For the sauce:
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp mustard
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

For the toppings:
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 large left over hamburger, cooked (I just browned and crumbled 1/2 lb ground beef)
4 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and broken into pieces
Lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onion to garnish, if desired


To make the crust, combine the whole wheat pastry flour and 3/4 cup of white flour with the salt, sugar, and yeast.  Pour the warm water and tablespoon of olive oil over flour mixture and stir to combine.  Mix in remaining 1 cup flour.  Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, adding more flour as needed.  Spray a mixing bowl (I usually use the one I mixed the dough in - I just wash it out first) with cooking spray.  Place dough in bowl and then turn over. Cover with a towel and let rise approximately 45 minutes or until dough doubles in size.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Punch down dough and let rest for 10 minutes.  While dough is resting, make sauce.  Mix together in a small bowl the ketchup, mustard, worchestershire sauce and mayonnaise.

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.  I use a glass pan, I like how the crust turns out crispy in this dish.  Sprinkle with cornmeal.  Place dough in pan and press the dough out, making sure to have the dough go up the sides of the pan to create the dish effect.

Spread sauce over top of dough.  Layer toppings as follows:  Sprinkle with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, spread broken up hamburger over top of cheese, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and then lastly top with cheddar cheese.

Bake in oven approximately 20 minutes or until crust is browned and topping begins to brown lightly. Remove from oven and top with bacon pieces.  Garnish with lettuce, tomato, onion and more bacon if desired.


Blond Duck said...

This is all I've ever wanted.

Shobha said...

Awesome !

Kim said...

How did you know I've been craving burgers? This looks delicious, not to mention, a TOTAL man pleaser! Love it!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

wow looks so good, and I have a weakness for a good pizza too

Pam said...

OMG! This one seriously has me drooling... YUM!

Lara said...

This looks amazing! I need to make this soon!

Shelby Law Ruttan said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the pizza Teresa! It looks yummy and its making me want it now (for breakfast!) :)

Barbara said...

Teresa, you bad girl. I am trying to lose weight. :)
This is everything delicious on top of a pizza. Fabulous!

Cathy said...

Love everything about this, Theresa. this is one giant cheeseburger. My gkids are going to like this one!

Mary said...

This really looks delicious. I love good pizza and this sounds wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Julie said...

If I had this in front of me I'd think I had died and gone to pizza heaven...yum@

Debbie said...

Oh this looks good....I just have to have a glass of Coke with this and all is perfect!!!

Zoe said...

This is definitely a happy bloke's meal!

I like your idea of combining cheeseburger and pizza together making this fantastic pizza. Yum!

Glad that I found your blog. Everything that you cooked and baked look wonderful. Hope to get lots of delicious food ideas from you in the future. Now following you...


Reeni said...

Two of my favorites rolled into one! My family would love this! We both have cheeseburgers on our mind this week.

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Joanne said...

This definitely sounds like a fun meal! Comfort food in a whole wheat crust. :)

Taste and Tell said...

My kids love pizza - and well, so do I! This looks so perfect!

Velva said...

Pizza pure comfort food and when it is topped with bacon, well nothing else needs to be said. Delicious!

Lynn said...

Mmmm, Teresa, bacon on a pizza. I like it!

Blond Duck said...

Hope you're doing well!

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing Teresa! Hooray for pizza!

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Chris said...

Wow, that is just too good. Half pizza, have burger, 100% awesome.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I should never have entered your blog (though I'm really glad I did).
Cant... Leave..! ARG!
Craving has landed right in my stomach!

Hugs Frida