Thursday, September 09, 2010

Pizza Burgers

The Menu:
Pizza Burgers
(I really wish I had a picture! My poor poor camera...)

The Original Recipe:
This comes from Taste of Home. It sounds AWESOME!! However, I was way to lazy to make my own this way. So, below you will find my way of making a great pizza burger that even my husband (who grew up eating pizza burgers) loved!

Supreme Pizza Burgers from Taste of Home

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

6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

6 slices provolone cheese

6 tablespoons pizza sauce


Sliced ripe olives, fresh mushrooms and/or green pepper rings

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.

Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat

thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with cheese and

pizza sauce. Add toppings if desired.

Yield: 6 servings

The Way I Made It My Own:
I buy fresh burgers from the butcher shop, so we need 8 burgers. My husband and my oldest son eat 2 burgers! When all the boys are old enough I imagine I will have to make 11 burgers at one time! That is 2 packs of hamburger buns!! Ok, anyway, back to the pizza burger.  This is a for sure seasonal burger made with fresh ingredients!

Kowboy's Pizza Burger

8 hamburgers
8 slices provalone cheese

Spread for buns:
2 cups oven roasted tomatoes
1 clove garlic
1 small handfull fresh basil leaves
1/2 small onion chopped fine
Salt, pepper to taste

Additional toppings:
green pepper, chopped
onion, chopped
olives, chopped
tomato, chopped

Preheat Grill.

In a tin foil, add green pepper, onion, olives and tomato. Add a tiny bit of olive oil, toss to coat. Seal foil packet.

Add burgers to grill along with foil packet. Cook until burgers are done and veggies are tender.

While burgers are grilling, add all spread ingredients in a bowl. Use a stick blender and mash everything together into what looks like a tomato paste. Adjust seasonings according to taste.

Add Cheese to burger and let melt. Add spread on to bun generously. Add burger onto bun and any veggies you may want and voila! A Pizza Burger!

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