Everyday Mom's Meals: Two Favorites, One Meal

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Two Favorites, One Meal

Sometimes when you take two things you love and put them together in one meal it's not that successful. I remember watching an episode of "Full House" when I was younger where the youngest daughter figured since she loved tuna and she loved ice cream, putting them together and blending could only lead to deliciousness. I can still see the pretend faces of horror as her recipe was tasted by her family; and hear the groans of millions of viewers who like me were thinking "oh, please no." But other times, taking two things you love to eat and making them into one is pure genius! Hence is the case of this recipe from Kraft. Truthfully my mom found this is a magazine and tore it out for me (shhhh....don't tell her chiropractor) but couldn't remember which one, so I looked online, and it is indeed a Kraft original. The 3 of us loved every bite, but especially the boys. And why not? It takes 2 of their favorites, cheeseburgers and pizza, and magically smashes them into one yummy meal. (Okay, there is not an smashing involved. In fact, that could get messy. Please don't smash for real!) This would be great for a kids' sleepover. How awesome of a mom would you be if you said to a group of  little ones "We're having pizza. Cheeseburger pizza." OMGosh, they would think you were the cooler than video games! I will say if I was making this knowing it would be reheated, I would serve the lettuce on the side, topping each individual piece w/ it. You don't want warmed lettuce, especially since its cool crispness makes each bite so unique. If you have two dishes you love, try different ways of making them into one. As long as they aren't tuna and ice cream!

Spicy Cheeseburger Pizza  From Kraft
Makes 2 pizzas
1 lb. ground beef
2 (10 oz.) cans Rotel (I used one each original and mild), well drained
1 lb. Velveeta, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 c. ketchup
2 cups chopped lettuce
2 pre-made pizza crusts (not refrigerated--I found mine in the pasta aisle)
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400.Place crusts on cookie sheets. In a large skillet, brown beef on medium heat. Season w/ salt. Drain grease. Add Velveeta and allow to slightly melt. (It will not melt completely) In a small bowl, combine ketchup and cans of Rotel. Evenly spread 1/2 the ketchup mixture on each crust as "sauce". Top with 1/2 meat mixture on each. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Top w/ lettuce before serving.
*NOTE* If you know this will be reheated, serve lettuce on the side to top each piece after warmed

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1 comment:

Miz Helen said...

Hi Krista,
Your Cheeseburger Pizza looks awesome, we would really enjoy this pizza. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen