Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mama Mia!

I wish I knew some Italian because these little pizzas are amazing!! I love pizza, but don't have it near as often since I've had a baby. We don't like to spend the money on delivery, and even the frozen pizzas (the good ones) are expensive! Before Logan was born, we made homemade pizza a lot. It was easy, inexpensive, and most of all...good!

I was watching a recorded episode of Rachel Ray and she made mini deep dish pizzas. They looked so good and easy I decided I had to make them for dinner. I changed them up a little and made them cheeseburger pizzas. They were so good and the great thing is, you can eat three and it is only the equivalent of 1 biscuit! I do have some hints to make them easier for you, so before you make them be sure to read all the way to the end of the recipe.

Bacon Cheeseburger Mini Deep Dish Pizzas
Source: Inspired by Rachel Ray, my additions are in italics

1 can refrigerated biscuits
1/2 lb. ground beef
6 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
tomato sauce
parmesan cheese
mozzarella cheese

Cut each biscuit into thirds and press into rounds. Press each round into a cup of a muffin tin that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cook according to the package's directions. Brown ground beef, drain fat, add onion and cook until tender. Add garlic and worcestershire sauce and cook an additional few minutes. Put cooked meat into a medium bowl and toss with crumbled bacon. Fill each mini crust with tomato sauce, about a spoon full in each cup. Not enough to make the crust soggy. Top with parmesan cheese and then fill with the toppings and top with mozzarella cheese. Place back in the oven just to melt the cheese.

My tips: My crusts puffed up instead of spreading around the cup, so about 3/4 through the cooking time, I took them out and used a spoon to mash them back into cup form. Then placed them back in the oven to finish cooking. Also, be sure to spray your pan with cooking spray and use a large spoon to remove the mini pizzas. They come out great!


That Girl said...

The only Italian I know relates to music, so it's not so helpful to your cause!

Tiffany Stone said...

Well, I tried your recipe tonight. I love to browse through recipes, but usually quickly forget about them... So, thumbing through the cabinet, I am wondering what in the world can I make with mean, biscuits, sauce...and it all came to me. They turned out WONDERFUL!!! You will find out, if you haven't already, that... At a certain age your child would rather play than eat. That is Caden now. I can't get him to eat anything unless it's mcdonalds, candy, ice cream or pudding!!!! I fixed them, and he said MMMMMM more than 10 times, and said mommy it tastes SO GOOD! ----So good job girl!

Nicole said...

You gotta love pizza! You can say: "Mi piace pizza" I like pizza.

We just had pizza last night from Costco. Whenever I need diapers or paper goods, it is pizza night. You cannot beat $9.99 to feed a family of 4!

deLa said...

theyre like bagel bites, kinda... which i loooooove. i dont buy them because i can eat the entire box. and by box i mean the one from sams.

doggybloggy said...

I hope you dont mind that I 'borrowed' burnt toast -

Real Live Lesbian said...

Sounds great! What time's dinner?

Sophie said...

What a treat! I'd eat them all in one sitting :).

alex said...

wow... meatier and chessier.. love it..

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