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Pepperoni Pizza Burgers

Progresso® bread crumbs provide a simple addition to these grilled pepperoni and ground beef burgers flavored with pimiento-stuffed green olives and pizza sauce – a scrumptious dinner.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1
lb. lean ground beef
1/2
cup finely chopped pepperoni
1/4
cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
1/3
cup Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1
egg, slightly beaten
1
(8-oz.) can pizza sauce
5
burger buns, split
5
slices provolone cheese (about 8 oz.), quartered

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Steps

  • 1 Heat grill. In large bowl, combine ground beef, pepperoni, olives, bread crumbs, egg and 1/4 cup of the pizza sauce; mix well. Shape mixture into 5 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning once.
  • 3 To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time. Top each patty with cheese pieces; cook just until melted.
  • 4 Meanwhile, heat remaining pizza sauce in small saucepan over medium heat. Spread sauce on cut sides of toasted buns. Serve cheese-topped patties in buns.
  • 1 Heat grill. In large bowl, combine ground beef, pepperoni, olives, bread crumbs, egg and 1/4 cup of the pizza sauce; mix well. Shape mixture into 5 patties, 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning once.
  • 3 To toast buns, place cut sides down on grill during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking time. Top each patty with cheese pieces; cook just until melted.
  • 4 Meanwhile, heat remaining pizza sauce in small saucepan over medium heat. Spread sauce on cut sides of toasted buns. Serve cheese-topped patties in buns.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To broil patties, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning patties once and placing buns on pan during last 1 to 2 minutes of broiling time. Top each patty with cheese pieces; broil just until melted.

These juicy burgers have the great taste of pizza tucked inside a neat-to-eat sandwich.

Serve shoestring potatoes and beans salad with these burgers. For dessert, combine cubes of cantaloupe, a little honey and orange juice in a blender container. Cover; blend until smooth. Serve over vanilla ice cream.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
590
(
Calories from Fat
320),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
),
Cholesterol
140mg
140%;
Sodium
1490mg
1490%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
36g
36%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.