This grilled cheeseburger pizza almost turned me into a crazy person.
That probably doesn’t surprise you, since I’m the person putting a burger on a pizza. But still.
I don’t know why, but I could NOT stop thinking about this combination. Couldn’t stop. Remember a few years ago when I made a copycat smoke shack burger?! For some reason, a few months ago the idea of putting it all on pizza, like, yes, the idea of immensely trashing up TWO recipes, was stuck in my head.
Every time we are near a Shake Shack, we have to stop. I’m team Shake Shack over everything else, even In and Out (which we don’t have) and Five Guys (which we do have). Shake Shack all the way. Eddie agrees and I won’t even begin to tell you his order. It’s basically a sin.
The crazy thing is that I usually just want a classic cheeseburger when it comes to a place like that. However, every single time I’m there, the smoke shack burger screams my name from the menu. It’s the first burger I ever tasted there and I just can’t pass it up. It’s smoky and slightly spicy and just so.dang.good. Bacon, cherry peppers, cheddar and special sauce… now tell me that doesn’t sound good?
So I had to pizza it. Yes, a verb. To pizza something. Welcome to my English lesson.
It’s not the most photogenic pizza, but it is heaven off the grill.
Let’s get to it!
It comes as no surprise since this is a cheeseburger pizza that there is beef and cheese. Shocking! The specials twist on here is the delish sauce that you’ll want to eat with a spoon, the crispy crunch bacon and the cherry peppers.
Oh, and that it’s grilled! The smoky flavor is fantastic.
When I first made a cheeseburger pizza (in a cast iron skillet!) I was really making it for Eddie. Figured he’d LOVE it. I never expected to love it as much as I did. And sometimes I get these crazy cheeseburger pizza cravings and want to make one – but they do take a little extra time. You have to brown the beef, make the sauce, grate the cheese, all that jazz.
It is so so so worth it though. This is a hearty, heavy pizza and you may only need one slice. Serve it with a big greens salad (spring greens, salt, pepper, lemon, olive oil) and it may just become your new favorite dinner.
Grilled Cheeseburger Pizza
Definitely all the heart eyes.