Homemade cheeseburger pizza. Fresh beer dough pizza topped with smoky chipotle chili ground beef, shredded American cheddar, shredded greens, buttered pickles and a generous amount of burger sauce. When a cheeseburger meets pizza, it all comes together for the ultimate meal. The key to making this the best cheeseburger pizza is to bake it only with the cheese and meat mixture and as soon as its ready top it off with your burger fixings of lettuce, pickles, sesame seeds and sauce.
Cheeseburgers and pizza are just so damn good! Sometimes they are a once a week occurrence. There’s nothing like bitting into a pizza that taste exactly like a cheeseburger. It’s a slice of heaven. Nothing traditional about this in the slightest. Its just good tasting food. Easily customizable to suit your personal burger toppings of choice, just add them on! Loaded with loads of smoky, spicy, fresh, herbed ground beef simmered in beer, spread onto a beer dough that couldn’t be easier to make. This is exactly the thing I want to be eating outside on the patio while enjoying some drinks with friends and family.
Beer dough is the way to go! Especially for pizza because you’ll be using it to make something savoury the subtle hint of beer is perfectly masked and you wouldn’t even know there’s beer in the dough. Why it works so well is because the yeast in the beer reacts with the starches in the flour which creates some bubbling and foaming indicating that it is reacting as it should so that it can rise and start to leaven. The beer helps lighten the texture but will still require time to rest. Using instant yeast will shorten the amount of time the bread needs to rest and rise, whereas if you are using active dry yeast it will require an overnight rest. When using beer to make dough, it can be substituted for water as a 1:1 ratio. Be sure to use room temperature beer and not cold beer as this will slow down the fermentation process quite a bit.
Fresh pizza needs to cook at a high heat. This is why doing it on your BBQ is a great option because it warms up so quickly and reaches those temperatures a little better than your oven. Plus you don’t have to preheat your oven for long or have the temperature in your house warm up so much because of it.. especially on hot days. A pizza stone or a baking sheet are both equally good to make this recipe, so use whatever tools you have at your disposal.
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