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Pizza Burgers

I just combined two of my all-time favorite comfort foods into a mouthwatering creation with these pizza burgers!

Imagine sinking your teeth into a burger topped with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and pizza sauce.

It’s like a cozy hug from your favorite pizza place and burger joint all at once!

Juicy pizza burgers stacked with savory pepperoni, melted mozzarella cheese, and tangy marinara sauce
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The best part? These pizza burgers are super easy to make at home. I love adding sautéed mushrooms and bell peppers for an extra burst of flavor.

You’ll love them!

Why You’ll Love These Pizza Burgers

Once you try these burgers, you’ll make them again and again!

  • Flavor Adventure: Pizza burgers combine two beloved comfort foods into one delicious and satisfying meal.
  • Family Friendly: Kids and adults alike will love the familiar flavors of pizza in a fun, handheld burger form.
  • Versatile Dish: You can enjoy them year-round. Grill them outdoors or make them inside.
  • Leftover Hero: They’re a great way to repurpose leftover hamburger buns and pizza ingredients.

Ingredients

Here’s everything you need to whip up these tasty burgers:

  • Ground Beef: The savory foundation of your pizza burgers. It makes them hearty and meaty!
  • Onion: To add a subtle sweetness and a satisfying crunch.
  • Garlic: It gives the burgers a pungent aroma and bold taste.
  • Italian Seasoning, Salt, and Pepper: The perfect blend of herbs and spices to enhance the pizza-inspired taste.
  • Pizza Sauce: It transforms ordinary burgers into a pizza party!
  • Hamburger Buns: Be sure to get sturdy buns to hold up to the sauce.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: The classic pizza cheese adds a gooey texture.
  • Pepperoni Slices: To give your pizza burgers an authentic pizzeria feel.
Flavor-packed pizza burgers with pepperoni slices, smothered in marinara sauce and melted mozzarella

How to Make Pizza Burgers

Making these burgers is a breeze! 

  1. Cook the beef mixture. In a skillet, cook the ground beef and onion until browned. Then, add the garlic, seasonings, and pizza sauce.
  2. Prepare the buns. Split the hamburger buns and place them cut side up on a baking sheet.
  3. Assemble the burgers. Spoon the beef mixture onto the bottom halves of the buns. Then, top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices.
  4. Broil the burgers. Place the assembled burgers under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Add the top buns. Remove the burgers from the oven and place the tops on.
  6. Serve hot. Serve the burgers immediately while they’re still hot. Add a side of pizza sauce for extra dipping.
Cheesy pizza burgers stuffed with gooey mozzarella and topped pepperoni slices

Tips For the Best Pizza Burgers

Follow these tips to take your burgers over the top.

  • Ditch the grease. Choose lean ground beef (90% or higher) to avoid excess grease and ensure your burgers hold together well.
  • Don’t overwork the meat! Mix the ground beef with seasonings gently to prevent tough burgers.
  • Create a dimple. Make a small indentation in the center of each patty. This helps the burgers cook evenly and maintain their shape.
  • Get the buns toasty. Lightly toast the hamburger buns before assembling the burgers for added texture and flavor.
  • Go wild with toppings! Try sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, olives, or even pineapple for a Hawaiian twist.
  • Quality is key. Choose a high-quality pizza sauce or make your own for the best flavor.
  • Switch up the meat and cheese. Use Italian sausage instead of ground beef, or mix the two for a more complex flavor. You can also experiment with different cheeses.
  • Make it a combo. Pair your pizza burgers with a side salad, garlic fries, or onion rings for a complete meal.
Delectable pizza burgers featuring beef patties, layered with melted cheese and pizza sauce

How to Store

If you have leftover burgers, here’s how to enjoy them at a later date:

To Store: Allow the burgers to cool completely before placing them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. They’ll stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.

To Freeze: Wrap each burger individually in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then place them in a freezer-safe container or zip-top bag. They will keep in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

To Reheat: Place the burgers on a baking sheet and heat them in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes. You can also reheat them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, but the buns may become slightly soggy.

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Pizza Burgers

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
Servings

4

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servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

463

kcal

These pizza burgers are the ultimate mashup! Between the juicy beef, melty cheese, and spicy pepperoni, they’re impossible to top!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef

  • 1/2 cup diced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 cup pizza sauce

  • 4 hamburger buns

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 24 pepperoni slices

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef is browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess fat.
  • Add the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the beef. Stir to combine. Pour in the pizza sauce and mix well. Simmer for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  • Preheat the oven broiler. Split the hamburger buns and place them cut side up on a baking sheet.
  • Spoon the beef mixture evenly onto the bottom halves of the buns. Top each with 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 6 pepperoni slices.
  • Place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Watch carefully so they don’t burn.
  • Remove from the oven and place the top buns on the burgers. Serve immediately while hot.

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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