The birds are chirping, the flowers are dancing in the breeze, ahhhh…..the first day of spring…..
Maybe somewhere, but definitely not in Iowa! Our forecast High temperature for today is a balmy 25 degrees, but with the 30 MPH winds whipping around out there, I’m going to guess it feels more like 10 degrees! Is there a petition to fire Punxsutawney Phil I can sign???
Oh well, we all make mistakes. Like this pizza for example, let me explain…..
I was craving a bacon cheeseburger…..you know, my favorite food group! So I was digging thru a stack recipes that had piled up on the counter, looking for the hamburger bun recipe. I pulled out the dough machine, pour in the ingredients, put it in the machine, and realized that there were no eggs…..wait, what did I just make? Pizza Dough…..crap…now what? I’m going to go take a shower. Is it just me, or is the shower a great place to think? Maybe it is the steam from the hot water, or the rumble of the exhaust vent, or the blaring heavy metal coming thru the speakers…..DUH…..Bacon Cheeseburger….. PIZZA!!! I already had all of the ingredients, I just needed to adjust how they were put together 🙂
As for the onion rings…
I used Alexia Panko crusted onion rings because that was what I had in the freezer. Next time I will use the battered version instead. I also put them on top of the pizza before I baked it. That made them extra crunchy, and is unnecessary since they are already cooked! Another blonde moment, please forgive me…it was not my day 🙂
It may have started out a mistake, but it turned into a very happy one! This pizza is unique and fills the spot when you don’t feel like another basic pizza. Enjoy!
Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 1 Batch pizza dough
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 Pound grass-fed 80% ground beef
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 5 -6 Slices uncured bacon
- beer batter onion rings
- 1/2 head lettuce (shredded)
- 1 Medium tomato (diced)
The pizza dough recipe is here: Pizza Dough
You can also make one big pizza instead of 2 smaller ones. That is when the baking sheet comes in handy to move it! We need one pizza with veggie cheese, so they have to be separate.