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Pepperoni pizza burgers

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Two faves merge to make one fantastic burger when you can't decide on just one. Enjoy with an arugula and roasted red pepper salad on the side. To make the patties, ground beef is combined with some garlic powder, dried oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes for a touch of heat. Use the grill for both the plum tomatoes and burgers for easy cleanup. You'll particularly enjoy the addition of fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, and thinly sliced pepperoni that provides the pizza-y twist on a classic burger.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

Kosher salt

1 tsp(s)

Garlic powder

1 tsp(s)

Dried oregano

1 tsp(s)

Red pepper flakes

1 tsp(s), optional

Plum tomato(es)

2 medium, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

Parmesan cheese

1½ oz, thinly sliced

Light hamburger roll(s) or bun(s)

4 bun(s), toasted

Fresh basil

½ cup(s)

Small, thinly sliced turkey pepperoni

24 piece(s)

Instructions

  1. Coat a large griddle, outdoor grill rack or stovetop grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, salt, garlic powder, oregano, and red pepper flakes; divide mixture into 4 balls, then gently press each into a 4-inch patty.
  3. Place sliced tomatoes on grill; cook until grill marks appear, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from grill; set aside.
  4. Off heat, recoat griddle or grill pan with cooking spray. Place burgers on hot griddle or grill; cook 5 minutes per side for medium (or to desired degree of doneness). Sprinkle each burger with a quarter of the cheese about 2 minutes before fully finished cooking on second side; cook until cheese melts.
  5. Serve each burger on a toasted bun, topped with 1 basil leaf and 7 g (¼ oz) pepperoni.
  6. Serving size: 1 burger