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Supreme Pizza Burgers Recipe

Supreme Pizza Burgers Recipe

One night I couldn't decide what I wanted more, pizza or hamburgers, so I combined the two. Now my 3 year-old daughter Amelia cheers every time we have pizza burgers! —Anna Rhyne, Anderson, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup each chopped fresh mushrooms, onion and green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped ripe olives
  • 10 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • Sliced ripe olives, fresh mushrooms and/or green pepper rings

Directions

  • 1. In a food processor, combine the vegetables, olives, pepperoni, tomato paste and seasonings; cover and pulse just until blended. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in bread crumbs. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  • 3. Serve on buns with cheese and pizza sauce. Add toppings if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (calculated without optional toppings) equals 470 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 1,019 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.