Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cheeseburger Pizza - kinda

 
 
I call it "Cheesburger Pizza  - kinda" cause while I was eating it the first time I made it I kept thinking "this kinda reminds me of a cheeseburger."  Not obviously cheesburger, but kinda.  I really enjoyed it. And as with all pizza's, it's easily customizable but here's how I made it. I made two mini pizzas but just double or so the ingredients for a full sized pizza.

Ingredients:

2 - 7 in store-bought pizza crusts
olive oil spray
1/4 lb ground round
1/2 of a decent sized yellow onion, chopped
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
Basil to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded 2% mozzarella
2 tablespoons shredded 2 % cheddar

Directions:

Heat oven to 425.

Brown meat with the onions, garlic and bell pepper.  While the meat is browning, loosely puree the tomatoes in a food processor.

Wipe out any fat in the pan (there isn't much with ground round) with a paper towel and add the pureed tomatoes and sugar.  Season with basil, salt & pepper. Let cook on low heat for 10 minutes or so.

Spray both crusts with the cooking spray and then top each with half of the meat mixture and then half of the cheeses.

Bake for about 9 minutes. then broil for about 3.

Let cool for a few minutes, then slice and enjoy.

Calories per pizza: about 400.

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