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Pronto Pizza Burgers Recipe
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Pronto Pizza Burgers Recipe

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Pronto Pizza Burgers from Karen Kruse of Gahanna, Ohio are zesty, satisfying sandwiches that have a true pizza taste. "This is my family's alltime favorite quick main dish," Karen assures.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 English muffins, split
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 8 mozzarella cheese slices
  • Additional oregano, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 508 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 976 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 40 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients; crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Toast the muffins in broiler until lightly browned.
  2. Form meat mixture into four patties; place on top of muffins. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  3. Top with tomato and cheese slices. Return to broiler until cheese is melted. If desired, sprinkle with oregano. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pronto Pizza Burgers in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 508 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 976 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2015

"This is a family favorite of ours. BTW, there is a mistake on the recipe -- you do want to make 8 patties, not four, so you have enough for each muffin half like the picture."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"I love pizza & hubby loves burgers so I was excited to give these a try.. I was concerned about broiling the meat rather than cooking it before hand bc we both like our meat WELL done.. So I browned it a lil before I formed the patties.. I cant figure out why the recipe calls for 4 patties bc we had enough meat for 8 (4 would have been way too big for the muffins). When I realized the only wet ingredient was the paste I knew they would be very dry (especially bc of the muffins). The end result- They lacked good taste & flavor & we ended up pouring ketchup on them which ended up being the only flavor it had. Will stick to hamburger pizza :)"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"Yum, yum, yum! I made these when my parents were visiting and we all loved them. A great twist on a classic burger. The fact that you can make them in the broiler is great for cold weather when you don't want to grill."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"Yum, yum, yum! I made this when my parents came to visit and we all loved them. It was good in the broiler, but easily adaptable to the grill if you want."

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