One Planet Pizza’s Meatless Cheezeburger Pizza

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“This meat-free Cheezeburger Pizza is one of our best-selling pizzas and is also the team’s most-loved pizza, but don’t tell the others… they’ll get jealous. Swapping a traditional meat-based pizza for our plant-based alternative reduces your meal’s carbon emission by at least 20%, but it tastes just as epic (if not better). Win win! A delicious slice of heaven, best served with a great movie and a blanket on your sofa.”

Recipe credit: One Planet Pizza

Ingredients

To Make 2 Medium Pizza Bases:
280g strong white bread flour
3g fast-action dried yeast
¼ tsp ground flaxseed (optional)
120ml water mixed with 50ml boiling water
1tbsp rapeseed oil
¼ tsp freshly ground salt

For The Pizza Sauce:
200g chopped tomatoes (Italian if possible)
1 large garlic clove
1 tbsp chia seed
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano

For The Toppings:
75g Applewood smoked vegan cheeze, or any smoked vegan cheeze alternative
1 Meatless Farm burger patty, or another plant-based burger alternative – we recommend using a burger which is “meaty” in flavour and texture
25g sliced gherkins
25g caramelised red onions (sliced onion, 1tsp brown sugar & 1tbs balsamic vinegar)
1-2 tbsp vegan burger sauce (we used Mooshies)

Method

  1. Add the flour, salt, yeast and flax seeds into a large mixing bowl. Next, stir the oil into your lukewarm measured water.
  2. Pour the liquid mix into the flour mix. Use your hands to mix and knead into a soft dough that doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl.
  3. Cover the bowl with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for at least 1 hour until the dough has doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 280 degrees c.
  4. Grab some chopped onions, sugar and balsamic vinegar and caramelise your onions over a medium heat for 5-10 mins, depending on how caramelised you’d like them. You can also just use fresh onions if you’d prefer. Set aside for later.
  5. Split your dough into 2 balls. Knead for up to 2 minutes on a floured surface, then stretch or roll it out to the desired size. Feel free to not create precise circles, no one need know! Transfer each base to a baking sheet and part-bake for 3 minutes.
  6. Blend the sauce ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  7. When the part-baking time has ended, remove your bases from the oven and spread the pizza sauce as desired.
  8. Crumble and shape your vegan burger into smaller thumb-sized chunks and place on top of your sauced-up bases.
  9. Next, arrange your finely sliced gherkins and caramelised red onions over your pizzas and top with cheeze.
  10. Finish your pizza with a tbsp of burger sauce before you place it in the oven.
  11. Return to the oven and cook for a further 10-15 minutes, until fully cooked, the cheeze has melted into a gooey delight, and your crust is golden brown.
  12. Once your pizza has cooled slightly, after approximately 5 minutes resting, top the pizza with an additional tbsp of burger sauce. It’s optional but recommended! Serve and enjoy!

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