Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pizza Burgers

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!  Can you believe we have to be at work today--I'm assuming you are at work if you are reading this because if you are not, you should be outside sucking down a cold beer.  I'm just sayin'.  If you are at work--holler.  Me too.  

Anywho, guess what will make you feel better?  Pizza Burgers.  No no, not those weird pizza stuffed burgers, but wonderful, cheesy saucy goodness pizza burgers.  These are a creation of my mom and we had them all.the.time.  Mainly because my one and only brother, Jeff, loved the shiz out of them.  They are by far his favorite of anything I think ever.  While we were eating these the other night Mr. Schwartz said to me, "Babe, do you think anyone loves Pizza Burgers more than your brother?"  My reply, "No, absolutely not. No way. Never."  I don't blame him.  These things are awesome.  Give them  try and they will soon become a staple in your house.  
Start by dumping a bunch of onion in a frying pan with a drizzle of canola/olive oil.  These as you can see, were frozen.  If I use part of a huge onion, I always freeze the remainder if I know I won't use the remaining onion in the next few days.  It save me some chopping the other night.
Brown up some ground beef with it.  Make sure to season with salt and pepper.
Dump in a can of tomato soup.  Betcha didn't see that coming.
I little bit a water.
And pizza seasoning. I do this to taste--we like flavorful burgers so I put in at least a tablespoon.  Put in as much as you would like but note that the spices develop as it simmers.  Speaking of simmering--let this mixture do that for a while.
Now, these are some steps I have added and they are not 100% necessary if you are in a pinch.  That being said, they add some awesome flavor.  So, if you would like, spread a little butter on each English Muffin.  Hand Model: Mr. Schwartz.
Sprinkle a bit of garlic salt on each of the muffins.  Sprinkle you hear me, not dump like in this picture.  I totally scraped a bunch of that off--bigger camera=harder to do two things at once.
Add four slices of pepperoni to each muffin--also a Mrs. Schwartz's addition.  Not needed but totally awesome. Pop these in the oven under the broiler for about 2 minutes but watch them so they don't burn, just brown, no burning.
Like so.
Spoon the ground beef mixture on to each English muffin.
Top with mozzarella cheese
Lots of it. Then into the broiler it goes again until the tops are golden brown and bubbly.
Yep, heaven on a plate.
I'm telling you, these are the best.
This one is for you Jeff.

Pizza Burgers


1 medium onion, chopped
Drizzle of canola/vegetable/olive oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 can tomato soup
1/4 cup (or so) water
1 tablespoon (or so--give or take your taste) pizza or Italian seasoning
4 English muffins, split into 8
3 tablespoons (or so) butter
1 tablespoon garlic salt
32 pepperoni slices
2 cups mozzarella cheese

Start by adding the onions and a drizzle of oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.  Heat through.  Add the ground beef and cook all the way through.  Once the meat is cooked, add the tomato soup, water and pizza seasoning.  Reduce to low and let simmer.

While the meat and sauce are simmering, preheat the oven on broil and spread the butter evenly on each
English muffin half.  Sprinkle with garlic salt and top each with 4 slices of pepperoni.  Pop these under the broiler on a cookie sheet for about 2 minutes or until they begin to brown just on the edges.

Take out of the oven and top each English muffin with about 1/4 cup of the meat and sauce mixture.  Top each of those with the cheese.  Place back under the broiler for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese turns golden brown and bubbly.

Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: My Momma.

11 comments:

  1. These look so fun and tasty! Thanks for sharing them -- recipes from mom are the best, aren't they?

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    1. The sure are! After I posted these I found out that someone at my mom's work many, many years ago brought in the recipe and our family hasn't been the same since! Pizza burger eating fools! : )

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  2. These look yummy! Found these featured over at Finding Joy in My Kitchen and had to take a look! First time visiting but will be following your blog, your recipe and sense of humor are awesome!

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    1. Hi Terry! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your sweet words and that you are now following the blog! : )

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  3. These pizza burgers look like some tasty eats! Aren't mom's recipes always the best? :)

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    1. Hi CJ! Yes, they really are the best! These are like a hug on a plate :)

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  4. These look so good! My son would love them!! Yummo!!

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    1. HI Mary, I'm sure your son would! I haven't met a guy who doesn't like these pizza burgers!

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  5. Those look incredible! My husband is always weary of a lot of bread/carbs, so I know he would love these :) Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

    Stopping by from Totally Tasty Tuesday.

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure your husband would like these! If you try them, please let me know what you think! : )

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  6. OMG i want some !


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    Coline ♡

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