Pepperoni Pizza Burgers

8
Total Time
29 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
14 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Two faves merge to make one fantastic burger. Enjoy with an arugula and roasted red pepper salad on the side.

Ingredients

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

kosher salt

1 tsp

garlic powder

1 tsp

dried oregano

1 tsp

crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp, optional

plum tomato(es)

2 medium, sliced 1/4-inch thick

parmesan cheese

1½ oz, thinly sliced

light hamburger roll(s) or bun(s)

4 item(s), toasted

basil

4 leaf/leaves

small, thinly sliced turkey pepperoni

24 slice(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 crushed red pepper; divide mixture into four balls and then gently press each one into a 4-inch patty.
  3. Grill tomatoes, flipping once, until grill marks are evident; about 4 minutes. Remove from grill; set aside.
  4. Grill burgers, flipping once, about 5 minutes per side for medium (or to desired degree of doneness). Top each burger with 1/4 of 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, 1/4 of tomatoes and 6 slices pepperoni.
  6. Serving size: 1 burger

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