Jim Coleman Recipes
Deep Dish Cheeseburger Pizza
For this recipe you will need:
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt. Stir water and peanut oil into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Season ground beef with ½ teaspoon oregano and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Shape ground beef into 18 mini-hamburgers, cook 6-7 ½ minutes or until no longer pink in center and drain.
Pre-heat oven to 500°F. Roll dough to 16-inch circle to fit a greased 14-inch deep-dish pan, sprinkled with cornmeal. Press dough into bottom and 1½-inches up side of pan. Sprinkle evenly with Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, sauce, oregano and Parmesan cheese. Place mini-hamburgers evenly on pizza; top with sliced tomatoes, shallots, basil and Cheddar cheese.
Pre-heat oven to 500°F; immediately reduce heat to 400°F. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until crust is golden. Remove from oven; cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before serving.
To substitute Rapid Rise Yeast with Active Dry Yeast, dissolve 1 envelope in ¼ cup warm water (100°F to 110°F) with 1 teaspoon sugar. Proceed with recipe as directed, reducing the amounts of water and sugar for dissolving yeast, accordingly.