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

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