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Pepperoni Pizza Burger

This burger is inspired by the popularity of pizza for persons of all ages. The basic recipe can be altered by topping the burger with pizza toppings of choice. Buon Appetito! Makes six servings


2 pounds ground chuck
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup Homestyle Pizza Sauce"
3 oz. Pepperoni, finely chopped
6 slices Mozerella cheese
6 Onion buns
6 teaspoons olive oil
Optional toppings:
Sauteed Fresh mushrooms
Sauteed Chopped green peppers
Sauteed Chopped onions
Pepper Rings
Black Olives
Chopped Ham


1. Chop pepperoni and mix with pizza sauce. Set aside. 2. Mix ground chuck with garlic powder and pepper. Shape into 6 patties. 3. Spread each open face of onion buns with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Set aside. 3. Grill burgers until they are 1-2 minutes from being fully cooked according to taste. 4. Top each with 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce/pepperoni mix. 5. Top each burger with 1 oz. mozerella cheese. 6. Grill another 1-2 minutes or until cheese melts. 7. Remove burgers from grill and place onion buns open face down. 8. Grill buns for 1-2 minutes or until slightly toasted. 9. Place burger on bun, add other toppings as desired and enjoy!


This recipe is a big hit with people of all ages, especially children. I like to put out the optional toppings so people can custom make their burger. This burger is great served with a mixed green or Caesar salad, and some gelato for dessert.