Friday, August 29, 2008

Cheeseburger Pizza...

I think we need to start a pizza dance around here - another Friday is upon us and I'm having a blast trying to keep this new Friday Night Pizza tradition(!) alive. Unlike the last couple of pizzas, this one is pretty straight-forward without any unusual combinations - in fact, just the name alone of this Cheeseburger Pizza had Jeff drooling (though I think all you'd have to do is mention cheese and that would happen!).

If you would like a thinner crust to your pizza, use the 12-ounce version of our favorite whole-wheat dough; if you prefer a heftier crust, go for the 16-ouncer and just roll it out to the same diameter. On top of the stretched out dough, we spread a thin layer of marinara (or you could use your favorite pizza sauce) to start us off. On top of the sauce, we scattered crumbles of lean ground sirloin that we cooked along with a chopped onion, a few cloves of pungent minced garlic and a pinch of dried oregano.

While I'm sure you could shower the top with just one cheese, why not mix a couple? On this pizza, we finished it off with sharp White cheddar and creamy mozzarella cheese for an extra boost of flavor. Needless to say, it is hard to go wrong with this combination and we were stuffed with a smile on our faces by the time we finished our slices. Feel like shaking it up? How about switching out half of the ground sirloin with a spicy Italian sausage? Or if your feeling a little naughty, crisp up some bacon and toss it into the mix for a bacon-cheeseburger pizza!



  1. It's not only Jeff, I'm drooling as well!

  2. Oh how I miss pizza...that looks so good! Enjoy a slice (ok, two!) for me next Friday!

  3. Welcome in the Friday Night Pizza Club. My boys love it. I even make my own pizza sauce. So good.

  4. CC - Woo!

    Gigi - Why can't you have pizza?

    Helene - We often do too... we have a spicy version that we both enjoy.