Pepperoni Pizza Burgers Recipe

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Pepperoni Pizza Burgers Recipe
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Pepperoni Pizza Burgers Recipe

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Kids usually love anything with the word "pizza" attached to it, so I came up with this top-you-own pizza burger recipe. It adds variety to "pizza night" at our house and even goes over well with us "big kids". —Robin, Kornegay Seffmer, Florida
Recommended: Pizza-Flavored Recipes
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (11-1/4 ounces) frozen garlic Texas toast
  • 1-3/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 18 slices pepperoni
  • 12 sliced mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 6 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • Sliced green pepper and ripe olives, optional

Directions

Prepare six Texas toast slices according to package directions. Save remaining Texas toast for another use. Meanwhile, shape beef into 12 thin patties. Top six patties with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, three slices of pepperoni, and one slice of mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining patties; press edges firmly to seal.
Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute mushrooms in butter. Top each burger with a rounded tablespoonful pizza sauce and one mozzarella cheese slice. Cover and cook 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top prepared Texas toast with green pepper slices if desired, burgers, sauteed mushrooms, olives and Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Burgers in Backyard Living July/August 2004, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 689 calories, 42g fat (18g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 1017mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 50g protein.

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  • 1 package (11-1/4 ounces) frozen garlic Texas toast
  • 1-3/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 18 slices pepperoni
  • 12 sliced mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 6 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • Sliced green pepper and ripe olives, optional
  1. Prepare six Texas toast slices according to package directions. Save remaining Texas toast for another use. Meanwhile, shape beef into 12 thin patties. Top six patties with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, three slices of pepperoni, and one slice of mozzarella cheese. Top with remaining patties; press edges firmly to seal.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute mushrooms in butter. Top each burger with a rounded tablespoonful pizza sauce and one mozzarella cheese slice. Cover and cook 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Top prepared Texas toast with green pepper slices if desired, burgers, sauteed mushrooms, olives and Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pizza Burgers in Backyard Living July/August 2004, p18

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Cthompson96 User ID: 6629871 147495
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"Yummy, yummy, yummy"

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ngiebelhaus User ID: 4167491 68363
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2012

"These are soooo delicious. They are very tasty the next day for lunch without the Texas toast. I have made these three times and everyone loves them. I lightened it up with turkey pepperoni and lean ground beef."

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