Introduction: Pizza Burgers are a quick and delicious twist on the classic hamburger. This recipe combines the flavors of pizza with juicy ground beef, creating a family favorite that’s ready in under thirty minutes. Feel free to customize the toppings to suit your taste!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni (or more to taste)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 English muffins, split and toasted
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s browned and cooked through. Break it apart with a spatula as it cooks. Drain any excess grease.
- Add the chopped onions and minced garlic to the skillet with the cooked beef. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.
- Stir in the marinara sauce, sliced mushrooms, and sliced pepperoni. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. If you prefer a spicier kick, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes at this stage.
- Preheat your oven’s broiler.
- Place the split and toasted English muffins on a baking sheet, cut side up.
- Spoon the pizza burger mixture evenly onto each English muffin half. Be generous with the toppings!
- Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the tops of the burger mixture on each muffin.
- Place the baking sheet with the loaded muffins under the broiler. Watch closely and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Be careful not to burn them.
- Remove from the oven, and let them cool for a minute or two before serving.
- Feel free to customize your pizza burgers with your favorite pizza toppings, such as olives, bell peppers, or even pineapple.
- If you’re not a fan of pepperoni, you can substitute it with cooked and crumbled sausage, bacon, or additional ground beef.
- Serve these delicious pizza burgers with a side salad or your favorite beverages for a complete meal. Enjoy!