Grilled Stuffed Pizza Burgers

Two all-time favorite foods together in one terrific sandwich!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup chopped pepperoni (about 1 oz)
2
tablespoons sliced ripe olives
1/2
cup pizza sauce
6
slices (3/4 oz each) mozzarella cheese, cut in half diagonally
6
burger buns, split, toasted
6
leaves lettuce
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In large bowl, mix ground beef and salt. Shape mixture into 12 thin patties, each about 4 inches in diameter.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix pepperoni, olives and 1/3 cup of the pizza sauce. Spoon rounded tablespoon pepperoni mixture onto center of 6 patties; spread slightly. Top with remaining patties; press edges together firmly to seal.
  • 3 Place patties on grill; cover grill. Cook with medium heat 8 to 12 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F (avoid inserting in filling). During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time, top each patty with cheese and rounded teaspoon of remaining pizza sauce, and place buns, cut side down, on grill; cook until cheese is melted and buns are lightly toasted.
  • 4 To serve, place lettuce and patties in bottom halves of buns. Cover with top halves of buns.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    470
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    110mg
    110%;
    Sodium
    780mg
    780%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    21g
    21%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    36g
    36%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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