Italian Pizza Burgers

Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door 

Serves 4


Ingredients:

4 Angus beef burgers 

1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 

1 tsp each salt and pepper 

20 slices of pepperoni 

8 slices mozzarella cheese 

¼ cup marinara sauce 

4 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 

4 hamburger buns


Preheat a grill, or a grill pan on the stove, over high heat. Sprinkle the beef patties with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper on both sides. Place on the grill, or grill pan, and cook for 5 minutes on the first side. Flip over and cook the second side an additional 4-6 minutes, depending on how you like your burger done.


A minute or so before the burgers are done cooking, lay five slices of pepperoni on top of each one, followed by two slices of cheese. Close the grill lid, or put a top on your pan, so the cheese can melt.


Place the burgers on the bottom buns. Add a tablespoon or so of marinara sauce to each burger, then sprinkle with a tablespoon of the Parmesan. Close the burgers with the top bun and serve.


Bon Appetit!