This vegan cheeseburger pizza combines the best of both junk foods! Ground beef made from textured vegetable protein is generously sprinkled over a ketchup and vegan mayonnaise based sauce. Top it all off with your favorite vegan cheese sauce, tomato, onions, and pickles. Sounds a bit bizarre, but tastes delicious!

Cheeseburger Pizza [Vegan]

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Serves

8

Cooking Time

60

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Ingredients

For the 'Ground Beef':

  • 1 tablespoon oil, for crisping
  • 1 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 vegan beef buillon cube
  • 2 tablespoons vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari

For the Burger/Pizza Sauce:

  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoon vinegar

For the Pizza and Toppings:

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Preparation

 

To Make Vegan "Ground Beef":

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add dry TVP and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, boil water with buillon cube on high.
  4. Pour seasoned water in the bowl with TVP, cover and let rehydrate for 10-15 minutes.
  5. In a separate pan, heat oil on medium-high heat.
  6. Once oil is hot enough, add rehydrated TVP and cook until it becomes crisp and starts to resemble ground beef, about 30-40 minutes. Set aside.

To Make the Sauce:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and set aside

To Make the Pizza:

  1. On a floured surface, roll out dough to make about a 14-inch pizza.
  2. Add the 1/4 cup of cheese sauce and 1/4 cup burger sauce and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add TVP mixture and vegan shredded cheese and cook another 10 minutes.
  4. Add onions and tomatoes and cook another 5 minutes.
  5. Remove pizza from oven, top with diced pickles and remaining burger sauce.
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