Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cheese Burger Pizza

This is one of my family favorite pizzas.  I love the tangy sauce.  My kids love the cheese burger taste.   This is a great way to start incorporating food storage ingredients.    

Have you ever cooked with freeze dried cheese?  If not check out this video from Chef Todd showing how to rehydrate freeze dried cheese perfectly.  

Cheeseburger Pizza
Based off of Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza from the Taste of Home

  • 1 12-inch pizza crust (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup freeze dried ground beef, rehydrated (or 1 cup cooked crumbled ground beef)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • ¼ cup freeze dried onion rehydrated (or 1 small sweet onion, thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle slices
  • 1 cup freeze dried shredded cheddar cheese, rehydrated (or fresh)
  • 1 cup freeze dried shredded mozzarella cheese, rehydrated (or fresh)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Preheat oven and pizza stone to 400 degrees.
  • Bake pizza crust on pizza stone until firm but not browned, about 10 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile, combine ketchup and mustard.
  • Spread over crust to within 1 in. of edges. Top with  ground beef, onion, pickles and cheeses.
  • Return pizza to the oven and bake 10 minutes. Until the crust is brown and the cheese is melty. 
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with lettuce. .
Pizza Crust
1 1/4 cup hot water
2 1/2 tsp yeast
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 table spoon oil
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour (1 1/5 cups wheat 1 1/2 cup white)
melted butter
1.     Preheat oven with pizza stone in it to 400 degrees. 
2.     Pour hot water in mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast to dissolve. Add sugar, salt,  oil. Stir to combine
3.     Gradually add flour.  Mix well. Knead in mixer for 5 minutes.  The dough should be firm not tacky and soft to the touch.  Let dough rest in bowl until the pizza stone is preheated.
4.     Remove pizza stone from oven and brush with melted  butter
5.     Form crust on stone. Be careful the stone is hot.  The dough should be spread thin enough to cover the entire stone.  
6.     Bake crust without toppings for 10 minutes. 
7.     Add toppings bake 10 minutes.

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