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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

BBQ Cheeseburger Pizza

Photos courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
 We have been attempting to master the art of grilled pizza for years with only marginally edible success. They either seem to turn out charred or undercooked. Our last attempt had been a grilled pizza using leftover shrimp fajitas. The idea sounded marvelous, but there was so much moisture in the shrimp and veggies that I think it made the center soggy.

One of our friends recommended a thin almost cracker-type crust and another friend donated a pizza stone. Both of these tips helped immensely when we pulled off our best grilled pizza to date, a BBQ cheeseburger pizza that uses a mix of ketchup and BBQ as sauce. Using leftover burgers that were already cooked speeds the process up immensely. Good luck.
BBQ Cheeseburger Pizza
1 8-inch ultra thin pizza crust
1-1/2 quarter lb. cooked hamburger
1 green onion, sliced (optional)
Pizza ingredients.
1/2 cup shredded cheese
  (I used 1/4 cup sharp cheddar and 1/4 cup colby jack)
2 T. bacon bits
1/4 cup BBQ sauce of choice
1/4 cup ketchup
1 T. cornmeal

Place pizza stone (if using) on grill. Sprinkle with a dusting of cornmeal.
Close lid and heat grill on high (400) for 20 minutes. 

In small bowl mix BBQ sauce and ketchup, stirring well. 

Place crust on round pan or plate. Spread sauce over pizza thinly but reaching to edges. 

Place 2 burgers on cutting board and cut each in half. Take 3 of the halves and cut into
small chunks. Sprinkle evenly over pizza and then top with sliced onion if using, cheese and bacons bits.

Slide pizza onto grill or stone, lower lid and cook for 4-5 minutes checking bottom and edges carefully. May require 3 more minutes for cheese to melt.

Serves 2-3.

Pizza ready for the grill.

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