Pizza Burgers

Hi Everyone,

Happy Thursday!  Almost to a holiday weekend!  Woohoo!!!  Since it’s the last big Summer BBQ, I thought I would share with you a spin on traditional burgers.

This is my pizza burger!  It’s made with pizza sauce, some spices and love.  Ahhhh, aren’t I sweet?  I wasn’t sure how this burger was going to turn out, but when I took my first bite, I knew this was a good one!!!  It’s cheesy, moist, thick and super duper delicious.  It does have a pizza taste to it!!!  Mmmm, mmmm beefy pizza burgers!!  If you only heard the voice I just made as I was typing this you would really think I was strange.  My dogs just gave me a strange look.  he he

What really makes this burger good is the mozzarella cheese and the fresh basil that I used in place of the lettuce.  My Husband wasn’t sure about this burger, but he must have liked it, he ate two of them!!!  For an added extra pizza taste I also topped it with some more pizza sauce and a tomato.  That made it perfect!!!

To keep the calories low on the burger I decided to use an English Muffin for my bun.  It is only 100 calories and full of fiber and protein.  I really like subbing the basic roll for an English Muffin.  I get more of the burger taste then all of the bread.  Plus its sturdy enough and the right size to hold my burger.  I can never make a flat burger they always come out fat and juicy!  Just the way I like it!!

Do you like to make burgers for your barbecue parties or just for your self and family?  Do you change it up and make different kinds?  I personally love changing up the basics, I think it’s a fun twist and always a surprise to the person who is going to eat it.  I know my Husband was surprised.  Hmmm, I wonder what crazy kind of burger I can make next?

Pizza Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 Burgers

Serving Size: 1 Burger

Pizza Burgers

Grilled burgers made with pizza sauce, oregano and fresh mozzarella cheese served on an English Muffin.

Ingredients

  1. 1 lbs lean ground beef (96/4)
  2. 1/4 cup egg substitute or 1 egg
  3. 1/2 tsp oregano
  4. 2 Tbsp. pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce
  5. 2 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced thin
  6. 4 whole wheat English muffins or hamburger buns
  7. Optional Toppings:
  8. 5 basil leaves
  9. 1 tsp. pizza sauce
  10. 1 slice tomato

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill on medium heat
  2. In a bowl, add ground beef, egg, oregano and pizza sauce. Mix together until combined.
  3. Divide the ground beef mixture into 4 equal pieces and form into a patty. Place on grill and cook until done. About 5 minutes per side.
  4. Add mozzarella cheese to burgers about 1 minute before burgers are done. Cook until the cheese is melted.
  5. Meanwhile; split your English Muffins and place on the top part of the grill and cook until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  6. Place Pizza Burger onto English Muffin
  7. Serve immediately
  8. Optional Toppings: Fresh basil leaves, topped with pizza sauce and a tomato

Notes

Calorie per burger including the English Muffin (optional toppings not included): 287.3, Fat: 8.2, Cholesterol: 65, Sodium: 340, Potassium: 51.8, Carbs: 26.7, Fiber: 8.1, 1, Protein: 33.6

I used a Thomas English Muffin Light version for the bread.

http://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/08/30/pizza-burgers/

Well I had fun with this one today!  I just love changing it up and making it fun!

If your interested in my other crazy burgers, here are a few of my past recipe:

Cheesy Bacon Burger 

 Taco Burgers

That’s it for today’s edition.  Time for me to whip up a little dessert!

Have a great day!!!  Now get out that and grill those burgers!!

Toodles,

Jen

Comments

  1. you just combined two of my favorite things! and you’re absolutely right. this would be the ultimate treat for the weekend!

  2. This burger sounds amazing! Actually all your burger creations do! I will definitely need to make these for the holiday next week :) – english muffins make the best buns!

  3. You’ve convinced me that my major goal for this weekend is to make a veggie pizza burger! Yum!

  4. I also love using an English Muffin when I make my burgers.

  5. Pizza burgers are delish! This is perfect because I have some hamburger meet I need to use up, perfect timing!

  6. Yum!! Looks very good!

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