I’ve always said that the hardest part of becoming a vegetarian would be giving up Chick-Fil-A and hamburgers, and this recipe is basically case-in-point. Whip this up for your next party, tailgate or get together and prepare yourself for lots of compliments!
- 2 lbs ground beef chuck
- 12 oz. American cheese slices (about 30 slices)
- All-purpose flour, for dusting
- 1 1/2 pounds store-bought pizza dough, at room temperature (see Cook’s Note)
- 5 tbsp. ketchup
- 2 tbsp. yellow mustard
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 12 strips cooked bacon, broken in half
- One 32-ounce jar dill pickle chips (35 to 40 chips)
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp. dried onion flakes
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat (8-10 minutes).
- Remove beef from the skillet into a large bowl, allow to cool, then stir in 1/2 of the cheese, chopped.
- Roll dough into a rectangle and arrange the beef and cheese mixture on half.
- Drizzle 2 tbsp. of ketchup over the beef and uncovered dough, then repeat with mustard and red onion.
- Lay remaining cheese slices down on the dough with no beef on it.
- Arrange bacon and dill pickle chips over the beef mixture.
- Gently roll up the dough into a log and pinch the ends together to seal it down.
- Brush the log with water and sprinkle with sesame seeds, then bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Whisk together mayonnaise, onion flakes, sugar, salt, pepper, 2 tbsp. dill pickle and 1 tsp. of pickle brine in a bowl.
- Slice the bread and serve with special sauce!