Bacon Double Cheeseburger French Bread Pizza

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Does this look familiar to you? It should look familiar but also different because someone made something kind of like this a few weeks ago but a few weeks ago someone also had some sunlight around suppertime to take photos of said creation. Hmph.

I could launch into a really long story about how natural light food photography in the Fall and Winter evenings in Saskatchewan is incredibly frustrating and how yes I do have a light box but natural light is prettier and I also know that if I don’t start using it soon every photo on this blog will be a black square.  That about sums it up. Will you still read when my photos are taken totally in the dark? No? OK, I’ll get on that light box soon. Promise.

Anyway, remember how obsessed how I am with those Barbecue Chicken French Bread Pizzas? I decided to switch things up and use the toppings of a bacon double cheeseburger on my last attempt. And it was amazing and perfect and even better than I had dreamed. Who wouldn’t want an ooey, gooey, bacon-y cheeseburger on hot, toasty bread? Exactly. Go make yourself one!

 Bacon Double Cheeseburger French Bread Pizza

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 large loaf French bread
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut your loaf of bread in half and lay on the cookie sheet. Set aside.

Slice your bacon into small pieces. Fry over medium heat in a medium skillet until just cooked but not browned or crispy. It will finish cooking in the oven. Take the bacon out of the skillet and put in a small bowl. Set aside.

Wipe most of the bacon grease out of the skillet but leave a bit of it. Fry your diced onion in the reserved bacon grease. Once it is starting to soften, add the ground beef. Cook until the beef is browned and cooked through. Drain the excess grease if needed. Season the beef and onions with salt & pepper.

Stir together the ketchup and mustard and spread evenly on the bread. Sprinkle about ½ cup of shredded cheese on each half loaf of bread, then divide the beef and onions mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Lastly, sprinkle the partially cooked bacon pieces on top of the cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, then broil for 2, until the cheese is bubbling and the bacon is crispy. Let cool for a few minutes, then slice & serve!

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