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cheeseburger pizza

Fresh pizza dough topped with spiced seasoned ground beef, American cheddar, shredded greens, pickles and drizzled with burger sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Additional Time2 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: the communal feast


  • 1 pizza dough ball homemade or store bought (see notes)
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chipotle chilies in adobo diced
  • 1 TBS tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder optional
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 TBS fresh oregano substitute dried
  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup light beer or water
  • 1 cup American cheddar shredded
  • Toppings:
  • shredded lettuce such as romaine
  • buttered pickles
  • burger sauce
  • sesame seeds


  • In a large skillet melt the butter and cook the onions until softened a bit for a few minutes. Add the ground beef mixture and crumbled into bite size pieces as it cooks. Stir occasionally and season with some salt and pepper cooking until nicely browned.
  • To make the sauce: to a blender or food processor, add the chipotle chilies, tomato paste, dried spices, herbs, garlic and apple cider vinegar. Blend until combined mixture resembles a sauce. Add a touch of water if needed to help the process.
  • Once the beef has browned, pour the sauce mixture overtop stirring to coat evenly. Pour in the beer if using or water, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cook until most of the liquid has cooked down.
  • Preheat the oven or BBQ to 500 degrees. Preheat a pizza stone if using according to directions otherwise you can use a baking tray.
  • Press the dough out using your fingers to stretch large enough to cover the pizza stone. If using a baking tray, grease with a touch of oil and press the dough out into the pan stretching to cover its entire surface.
  • To assemble: use a small amount of the liquid from the beef mixture and spread across the dough. (roughly 2 TBS) generously top with the seasoned ground beef and shredded cheese. Bake for 10 minutes and rotate the pizza and bake for another 3-5 minutes until the crust is golden.
  • Once the pizza has finished baking, finish assembling with the remaining ingredients. Top with shredded lettuce, sesame seeds and pickles. Finish it off with some burger sauce and enjoy!


Beer dough:
4 cups 00 flour, or bread flour if you don't have
1 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp salt
473 ml amber ale
*In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients except the beer. Mix thoroughly. Pour the beer into the mixture continuously mixing until the dough forms and sticks together. Remove from the bowl and kneed using your hands forming a ball. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel. Let rest 1-2 hours until doubled in size or up to 24 hours. Afterwards, divide into 2 portions. Prior to using let rest for 1-2 hours until it comes to room temperature.
*Store in an airtight container with a pinch of oil if using within a few days or freeze.