Tuesday, March 1, 2011
BBQ CHEESEBURGER (PIZZA) PIE
My freezer is packed tight with portions of chicken thighs, sausage, meatball mix, soup, sauce, lasagna...you get the picture. So, when I used 6 ounces from a package of ground turkey, I did not want to just freeze for a later date. Intending to make burgers, I spied the roll of Pillsbury crescent seamless dough sheet in the fridge and thought a pizza sounded more interesting. Gathering a few of our favorite things, I came up with a delicious pizza that was not over-the-top in terms of healthy eating.
BBQ Cheeseburger Pizza from Arlene's Food of Love Kitchen
Servings: 8 slices
1 large vidalia onion
1/2 tbs olive oil + 1/2 tbs unsalted butter
12 oz lean ground turkey
salt and pepper to taste
Gulden's spicy mustard
Kraft's Original BBQ sauce, reduced fat version
1 tube Pillsbury crescent seamless dough sheet
1 1/2 cups 2% reduced fat cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Slice onion. In a large skillet combine the oil and butter. Add the onions to the skillet and slowly carmelize them over medium heat (about 15 minutes). Remove from skillet. Add the ground turkey to the same skillet, season with salt and pepper, and brown, breaking up into small crumbles. Return the onions to the skillet and mix well.
Spray a small baking sheet with cooking spray. Pat the dough sheet to cover the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 6-7 minutes, patting down dough as necessary. Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
Remove dough from oven and use a pastry brush to spread a thin layer of spicy mustard over the crust. Next, spread a few tablespoons of the BBQ sauce over the mustard. Spread the meat and onion mixture to the edges of the dough. Top with the cheddar cheese and another 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the cheese.
Bake for 9-11 minutes.
The crescent dough, like the pizza crust in a tube, makes a very thin, crispy pizza, which DSO and I both adore. It's pizza, but it's not, if you know what I mean. The combination of spicy mustard and BBQ sauce added just the right amount of tang to the ground turkey - onion mixture. Nothing tastes as good as carmelized onions! And cheddar cheese was a natural since I was going for a burger taste. This was one of those "let's use up what's in the larder" meals, but it was so good, it bears repeating. For those last minute, "I don't want to get take-out" nights, I heartily recommend keeping a tube of the seamless dough in the fridge.