Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cheeseburger Pizza

When you can't decide between a cheeseburger or a slice of pizza, why not have both? This is a fun recipe too because you could easily add any of your other tried-and-true burger toppings. I may add a few dill pickles next time! The original recipe calls for a homemade pizza crust, but I don't have the time or the patience for that. I always buy the package of 2 premade crusts at Kroger and make 2 pizzas. Makes dinnertime so easy. Kids love this meal too, and I thought it turned out really pretty. Y'all know I love food that tastes AND looks good! :) Enjoy!
Cheeseburger Pizza
{Southern Living magazine}
Premade pizza crust of your choosing
12 ounces ground beef
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup chopped yellow onion
3/4 cup jarred pasta sauce
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups pre-shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
1/4 cup ketchup
Preheat oven according to premade pizza crust package directions. (Brands may vary slightly.)
Cook ground beef in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high, stirring often, until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.
Add mushrooms to hot drippings and cook, stirring occasionally, until light golden (about 5 minutes).
Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown. Remove mushrooms and onions with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
Brush premade crust with olive oil.
Top crust with pizza sauce, beef, mushroom-onion mixture, shredded cheeses, and olives. Drizzle with ketchup.
Place pizza on middle of oven rack and bake for 8-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
Hope everyone has a happy Hump Day!