Recipe: Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries Pizza

November 21st, 2012 12:05 pm by Kelly

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When I first hatched the idea for this pizza, I thought about making it for Thanksgiving. I mean, what’s more American than bacon cheddar cheeseburgers and pizzas, right? Alas, it proved a tough sell to Shane, who hearts his seasonal holiday foods. Instead we compromised on these epic looking Thanksgiving Burgers, and made the pizza on Saturday night (aka pizza night). Hey, works for me!

I know I say this about all the pizzas, but omg you guys this is AMAZING! Fried soy bacon, savory vegan ground round, crispy crinkle fries, mounds o’ melty Daiya cheese – not to mention onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms – this pizza has got it going on! Like a bacon cheddar cheeseburger with a side of fries, but more better.

Serve with a pickle on the side and a chocolate milkshake to wash it all down!


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Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries Pizza

…for a Fluffy White Pizza Crust

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F / 45 degrees C)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/4 tablespoons active dry yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

…for the pizza

Red sauce
Lettuce, spinach, kale or other greens (optional)
~8 slices Lightlife Smart Bacon (or the vegan bacon of your choice)
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cheddar Daiya cheese (or the vegan cheddar cheese of your choice)
Yves Meatless Ground Round (or the vegan ground round of your choice)
~1/4 cup onion, sliced
Mushrooms, canned or fresh
Tomatoes, sliced
Vegan mayo, mustard, and/or ketchup to garnish (optional)
Pickles (optional)
Cornmeal or cooking spray with which to coat the pizza stone or pizza pan


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1. Several hours prior to making the pizza, prepare the dough. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, yeast, and water; mix until completely blended. Add the salt and olive oil and mix well. Add the flour in stages (about 1/2 cup at a time) and mix until the flour forms into dough. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough by hand and shape into a ball. Cover loosely with a towel and leave the dough to rise, anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

2. When you’re ready to assemble and bake your pizza, preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

3. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil on medium. Add the Smart Bacon and fry on both sides until crispy. Set aside.

4. In the same frying pan, cook the mushrooms until brown. (Optional; I prefer to fry canned mushrooms, but not fresh ones. I’m weird that way!) Set aside.

5. To assemble the pizza, start by spreading a dusting of cornmeal onto your pizza stone (or lightly coat your pizza pan with cooking spray). Using fingers dipped in olive oil (optional), pat the dough onto the stone, spreading it out evenly.

6. Next, add your toppings. Start with the red sauce, followed by the greens, bacon, cheese, ground round, onion, mushrooms, and tomatoes. (The amounts listed above are just a guideline; use as much or as little of each as you like.) Finish off with a little more cheese to bind everything together.

Optional: if you’d rather bake the condiments right into the pizza, mix the mayo, ketchup, and/or mustard in with the red sauce before spreading it on the pizza. Or eliminate the red sauce altogether and use ketchup instead!

7. Bake at 425 degrees, for between 15 and 20 minutes for a single pizza, or 30 minutes for two pizzas. Serve with a dill pickle on the side. Die happy.


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