In August 2020, Domino’s introduced two specialty pizzas. One was cheeseburger pizza, and the other was chicken taco pizza. They were delivery-only meals and an exciting innovation during a year that changed everyone’s lives. Today, we’ll do a Domino’s cheeseburger pizza review and see if the introduction was worth it.
Domino’s cheeseburger pizza tastes exactly like a cheeseburger. It was a little bit surprising how they managed to get the flavors down so well with small details, like grill-charred meat and the famous burger sauce. It was worth ordering this incredible specialty pizza, and if it comes back on their menu, you should definitely try it.
For some, including myself, cheeseburgers and pizza are the Holy Grail of foods. Granted, they’re more often fast food than healthy options, but what would life be without some indulgence, especially with these two delicacies?
Domino’s tapped into people’s favorites during 2020 when we all went through some of the most challenging times of our lives. Then, any sort of innovation and comfort were welcome additions, and Domino’s gave us some of the best ones – cheeseburger and taco pizzas.
The taco pizza had a lot to offer. It was colorful, crunchy, and topped with tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, chicken, cheddar, and provolone cheese. It had the signature taco seasoning, but it was primarily a well-baked pizza. But what about the cheeseburger version?
The cheeseburger pizza was definitely the more loved of the two, although it depends on what flavors you prefer. Tacos and cheeseburgers are quintessential meals in global culture, and we’re used to them from childhood; choosing between them is tough.
I tried the cheeseburger pizza when it came out, and my mind was blown; I had to order it again and again. Of course, I didn’t eat it every day, but I must admit I had it fairly often. The potential of weight gain didn’t bother me too much; times were tough for all of us, and eating a pizza that reminded me of better days felt like a priority somehow.
I was instantly reverted to one of my favorite childhood flavors, the cheeseburger. It was a personal, 10-inch pizza, and I chose the hand-tossed crust, which is, to date, my favorite option. Some people prefer the pan pizza, but I’m more of a thin crust, generous toppings kind of person.
The cheeseburger pizza has everything except pickles. While I felt some bites were missing that essential pickle flavor, I also tried imagining such a seasoning on pizza and quickly changed my mind. I was good with the meal the way it was.
There are as many as three kinds of cheese on this cheeseburger pizza: provolone, American cheese, and cheddar. It was a fantastic combination of flavors, with the provolone standing out the most in combination with the beef.
There were also onions, tomatoes, and minced beef, and the best feature of them all: the ketchup-mustard sauce. This sauce tied the entire meal together and gave it the signature cheeseburger taste. I folded a slice and took a bite out of it, and it wasn’t much different from a cheeseburger at all (except it wasn’t really a burger, but you get me).
The sauce had a more mustardy taste, which I didn’t mind, and it was somewhat more acidic than the regular burger sauce. Also, burger sauce gives a combination of sweetness and tang that can’t be replicated, but the one on cheeseburger pizza was quite close to the real deal if you ask me.
Another component of the cheeseburger pizza that really drove its flavor home was the beef. It was minced, seasoned to perfection, and had a char-grilled taste that made it seem like it came straight from Dad’s trusty old grill.
Beef has quite a hearty and robust flavor profile, but all the best burgers are made from it, and for a reason. It may seem like overkill on pizza, but with this one, it was superb and had just the right consistency. Plus, it wouldn’t be the same with any other type of meat, which is a simple fact.
There’s little this pizza is missing, and I’m glad to be able to deliver that news to you. The consistency, the flavor, and the smell were all perfect together. I’m sad I didn’t think of adding pickles to it myself, but I realized I don’t really need them after a few bites. Domino’s created a perfect flavor profile for a specialty pizza.
If cheeseburgers and pizza could be one meal, it’d be Domino’s cheeseburger pizza. It’s ideal for lovers of the classic cheesy, melty burger and those who enjoy doughy and crunchy pizzas. Domino’s cheeseburger pizza was a clear ten out of ten for me, and if they ever decide to bring it back, I’ll be the first to order it.