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Cheeseburger Pizza - combining 2 American Favorites (recipe courtesy of Lil Chef School)

Cheeseburger Pizza - combining 2 American Favorites (recipe courtesy of Lil Chef School)

Before you scoff - I have tried this and it is yummy! You read that correctly: yummy. A couple of notes from my experience with making cheeseburger pizza: add toppings according to your preferences, and there is not an overwhelming mustard flavor to the pizza. The mustard and ketchup combine nicely to make a sweet sauce. Please let us know what your kiddos think of this American cuisine mashup! (email us your pictures or post them on our Facebook or Instagram pages) 

Education

You can introduce your kiddos to the mathematics of cooking with the numerous weights and measures in this recipe. While the pizza is baking, be sure to grab your measuring spoons, glass measuring cup, and have them practice the following conversions with water: 
2/3 cup = 10 Tbsp + 2 tsp
2 Tbsp = 1/8 cup
2 Tbsp = 6 tsp
1 cup = 16 Tbsp
1 cup = 8 oz
1/2 cup = 8 Tbsp
1/2 cup = 4 oz

Fun Fact:

Flying pizza? There is a town in Alaska that delivers pizzas by plane. (You can read more here: funfactz.com)

Recipe from Lil Chef School:

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 (14 ounce) pre-baked pizza crust
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle slices
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce (optional)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, salt, and pepper in the hot skillet until meat is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  3. Mix ketchup and mustard in a bowl; spread mixture over pizza crust. Spread mozzarella cheese and Cheddar cheese over ketchup mixture and top with beef and onions. Transfer pizza to a large baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Top with pickles and allow pizza to cool for 5 minutes. Top with shredded lettuce and tomatoes before slicing and serving.

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