Addictive Cheeseburger Pizza
photo by ClareVH
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 lb lean hamburger
- 1⁄2 lb Italian sausage (I use hot.)
- 1 chopped green pepper
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 1 clove chopped garlic
- barilla marinara sauce or your favorite pasta sauce
- 3 -4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- sliced Velveeta cheese, 1/4 inch thick
- 1 your favorite recipe for pizza dough, enough to cover a jelly roll pan.
- Brown the burger, sausage, green pepper, onion, and garlic until the meat is fully cooked.
- While this is cooking, spread/pat/roll your crust unto a greased jelly roll pan, pushing the dough up the sides to make an edge.
- Prebake the crust in a 400 oven for 7-10 minutes or until it just begins to color.
- Top the hot crust with the desired amount of pasta sauce.
- (I don't like too much sauce on my pizza) Add the meat mixture, spreading evenly.
- Top with the sliced Velveeta cheese, leaving about 1/2 inch between slices.
- Add the mozzarella cheese in an even layer.
- Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes, or until the top layer of cheese begins to brown.
- Allow to sit for 5 minutes before cutting into 12 squares.
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My kids, ages 5 and 8, chose this recipe and they helped make it. Both kids loved it, and one even requested that we make it again the next night. My husband and I, however, were less impressed... too much Velveeta (even went light on it) and not enough other flavors for us. I put buffalo sauce on my portions and while it sounds strange, it was actually pretty good that way. This won't go into our regular menu rotation, but if the kids request it again, I'll just know to make a second pizza for the adults.
Very yummy! It reminds me of when I was a child. My mom would make hamburger pizza on Saturday night. (With a Chef Boy-ar-dee pizza kit!) (I used all hamburger, as that is all I had.) The only negative thing was that I thought the Velveeta was a bit overpowering, and I LOVE cheese! Next time, I would try using Kraft American cheese (pre-sliced), as it won't be so thick. The pizza sauce, cheese and hamburger blended together wonderfully! This is a keeper!
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