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Monday, August 16, 2010

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza with a Twist!

It's over a hundred degrees here and very humid and has been this way now for weeks! It's been so hot for so long that the grass is brown.   Even our neighbors who ordinarily mow every week (often twice a lie!) and who have the TruGreen guys come out once a month to ensure they have the greenest lawn in the neighborhood......yes, even they have brown grass now!

Needless to say, the last thing I want to do is heat up the house by cooking.  But sometimes it's just unavoidable. So I've been trying to do a lot of stove top meals, and if I do use the oven, I'm trying not to cook anything that takes over 30 minutes to bake.  So pizza is a great option!

Here's a bacon cheeseburger pizza that I made with a slight twist that I think adults and kids will like.  My only regret was that I didn't have enough cheese to top it off as I normaly would, but it was still quite tasty. 

Recipe for Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

1 refrigerated pizza crust.
1 lb hamburger meat
several pieces of bacon, crumbled (or bacon bits)
shredded cheddar cheese
1 small onion, chopped (optional)
1 tomato,chopped or sliced (optional)

Directions:  Brown your hamburger meat and cook bacon in a skillet on the stove. (To save time, I use precooked bacon. Or you can also use bacon bits.)  Drain the fat and set aside.  Roll out your pizza dough on a pizza pan or baking dish.  If you do any prebaking on your pizza crust, do it at this time.  In a small bowl, mix together your ketchup and mustard. (I didn't measure it out; I just started mixing until I got the consistency and amount I needed.)  Spoon out your ketchup and mustard mixture on to crust. Next chop up your onion and tomato if using, and add all toppings to your pizza as desired. (I like to do a layer of cheese, followed by other toppings, and then another layer of cheese on top.)  Bake pizza as directed on crust package, and serve!

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