Best Pepperoni Pizza Burgers

Best Pepperoni Pizza Burgers

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces Renard's Mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup diced pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (80% lean)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 ounces Renard's Mozzarella cheese, cut into six (1 ounce) slices
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • Optional Toppings: pepperoni, pickled and bell peppers, red onion and ripe olives

Instructions

  1. Grease grill grate. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Combine the shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, 1/2 cup pizza sauce and oregano in a large bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture; mix just until combined. Form into six patties, about 1/3 pound each. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in patties reads 160 degrees F.
  4. Top with mozzarella slices. Cover and cook for 1-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  5. Spread bun bottoms with remaining pizza sauce; top with burgers and toppings if desired. Replace bun tops.

Yield: 6 burgers

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin