pizza burgers combine my two favorite foods, pizza and burgers. cooking the pepperoni first makes it crispy like bacon.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/4 c. chopped parsley
- salt & pepper
- 2 c. jarred marinara
- 4 slices mozzarella
- 20 pepperoni slices
- 4 italian rolls or hamburger buns
- 2 tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. italian seasoning
- 1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan
preheat oven to 350°.
in a medium bowl, combine ground beef, garlic and parsley and mix with spatula until just combined.
using your hands, form 4 equally-sized patties; season both sides with salt and pepper.
heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Cook the pepperoni until crisp, turning to crisp both sides
Drain on a paper towel
add the burgers and cook, 4 to 5 minutes for medium.
flip patties, then immediately pour marinara around them in the pan.
simmer for another minute, then top each with cheese.
cover pan and cook until the cheese melts and the burger is cooked to your liking, about 3 minutes more.
meanwhile, make garlic buns.
brush melted butter on the inside of each half of the roll and sprinkle with garlic powder, italian seasoning and parmesan.
bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
spread a dollop of marinara on each bottom bun followed by cooked burgers, some crispy pepperoni and the top bun halves.