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Italian Beef Patties

Make these pizza flavored patties and watch the kids devour them! Give them a try in buns for a pizza-like cheeseburger, or try them on rice or with a side of deli pasta salad for a super-fast fix. —Deanna Maciejewski, Bridgeton, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2/3 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, halved


  • In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup pizza sauce, egg, bread crumbs, onion, oregano, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Broil 6 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear, basting frequently with remaining pizza sauce. Top with cheese. Broil 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Freeze option: Prepare uncooked patties and freeze, covered, on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet until firm. Transfer patties to a large resealable plastic bag; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen patties and top with cheese as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 325 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 365mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.
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  • jstowellsupermom
    Mar 6, 2020

    These were a big hit with my family! They gobbled them right up. Super easy to make. Perfect for a busy night.

  • sstetzel
    Aug 21, 2015

    These are wonderful to have in the freezer, ready to go. I made the patties ahead, froze them on a cookie sheet and then vacuum sealed. I put the frozen patties into my slow cooker, topped with pizza sauce and cooked on high 3 - 3.5 hours. Served them over garlic toast with a side salad. Quick, easy and wonderful. Highly recommend.

  • 5594150W
    May 31, 2013

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  • hstone2
    Sep 6, 2012

    Very easy and very tasty. My family loved it! I didn't have any pizza sauce so I used spaghetti sauce. I will definitely use this recipe again.

  • valanddansmith
    Nov 4, 2009

    Easy to throw together and very tasty!!!!!