So I went grocery shopping the other day and bought some ground chuck. I started thinking about what I wanted to make with it and pizza popped into my head. But I wanted to try something new. That's when I got the idea to make a pizza that was reminiscent of a mushroom-swiss burger. It turned out really well and did remind me of said burger. Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it.
This recipe makes 1-12 inch or 4-7 inch pizza's.
1-12 inch or 4-7 inch thin pizza crusts
swiss cheese sauce (see below)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 pound ground chuck
seasoned salt, to taste
1/2 - 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded swiss cheese
pepper, to taste
Swiss Cheese Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
2 tsp. flour
2/3 cups skim milk
3 ounces swiss cheese, cut into chunks
Make the swiss cheese sauce: melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper quickly so that lumps do not form. Add the milk and cook and stir constantly until the sauce thickens and bubbles. Turn the heat down to low and add the cheese, stirring until the cheese melts. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
Saute the ground chuck with the garlic, onions and seasoned salt until the meat is browned. Drain.
Layer the pizza as follows:
1: the swiss cheese sauce, leaving a little to drizzle over the top
2: meat mixture
4: swiss cheese
5: drizzle of remaining sauce
6: black pepper, to taste, if desired
Bake at 4:25 for 10-15 min. till the cheese is melted and the crust is crispy and golden. I like to broil it for the last few minutes.
Then cut into slices and enjoy.
Calories: for 12 in pizza = about 425 per 1/6; for 7 inch pizza about 730 per pizza. Note: I used Momma Mary's pizza crusts for the calories figured here.