Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Deep Dish Bacon Cheeseburger Deluxe
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.
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.