Big Mac Pizza

8 pieces
55 min

I crave a Big Mac from time to time, but I never bring myself to eat one. Somehow, in my own head, if I can control the ingredients myself, it doesn't seem as unhealthy. I know I'm playing mind games with myself. Just like when I convince myself that broken cookie pieces really have negligible calories. This is my version of a Big Mac pizza. It is a family favourite and hubby said it is one of the best meals I make. He should know, he is a big fan of the authentic Big Mac. You're welcome to use a homemade pizza crust if you're inspired. I buy a thin store bought crust and this has become a weeknight easy dinner for our family. I don't serve it with a side of fries, but a salad instead.

Recipe details

  • 8  pieces
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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Ingredients

Pizza with toppings

  • 1 thin pizza crust
  • 1TBSP + 1 tsp olive oil divided
  • 21/2 tsp garlic powder divided
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 small sweet onion minced
  • 2 dill pickles sliced into rounds
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

Secret Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Hellman's or Mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP relish
  • 1+1/2 TBSP yellow mustard
  • 1/2 TBSP BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Rays)
  • 1+1/2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

Pizza and toppings

Pour a drizzle of olive oil on your store bought crust and brush to cover crust
Sprinkle garlic powder
Bake crust for approximately 5-7 minutes at 425 degree oven
In the meantime, add 1 TBSP olive oil to a skillet and the ground beef
Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, tsp salt to beef and cook until browned, set aside
Cover the pizza crust with shredded cheddar, top with ground beef, minced onion, and sliced pickles.
Bake in 425 degree oven until cheese is melted and crust is desired texture. Approximately 10-12 minutes
Remove from oven, top with drizzle of secret sauce, sprinkle sesame seeds and shredded iceberg lettuce.
Cut into 8 pieces and serve immediately
Use the secret sauce for dipping as well

Lisa Kotler
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