Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pizza Hamburgers

And now the reveal as to why I needed the hamburger buns....the pizza burger!  I made a quick pizza sauce to use as the condiment of choice.  You can stuff it with pepperoni or Canadian bacon.  I chose a slice of pepperoni which doesn't show in the photo due to the fresh mozzarella cheese that is oozing out of the burger.

Pizza Hamburgers

1# ground beef
fresh mozzarella
pepperoni or Canadian bacon
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Pizza Sauce

1 - 6 oz can of tomato paste
1 - 8 oz can of tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Put everything in a small saucepan and heat.  Super easy sauce.  Use it on the bun or on the side.

Shape the ground beef into patties.  Make an indent and add mozzarella cheese and pepperoni in the middle.  Cover the cheese and pepperoni completely and cook on the grill or in a pan.