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.
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.
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.
Recipe adapted from: My Momma.