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Pizza Burgers combine two classic favorite family-friendly, crowd-pleasing foods for an instant winner that’s easy to whip up for a weeknight dinner!

Pizza Burgers Front View on Wooden Board

Have you fired up the grill yet this year? Where I live, we’ve had an unseasonably warm winter and now spring.

And I don’t mean warm-for-upstate-New-York. We have antifreeze in our blood and think 45F weather in January is a heat wave, lol. I mean warm. Summertime warm, with temps reaching the upper 80’s at times.

Overhead View of Pizza Burger on White Wax Paper on Wooden Board

We’ve fired up the grill a few times (to make old favorites like steak, Chiavetta’s chicken, and marinated salmon), but these pizza burgers were the first burgers of the year for us. They’re easy to make, come together fast, and are a real hit with kiddos as well as adults.

Who doesn’t like pizza and burgers, right? Combining the two into Pizza Burgers is a perfect pairing.

Pizza Burger with Vintage Knife and Fork on Wooden Board with Chunky Marinara Sauce

Best Ground Beef for Burgers

Whether you’re making Pizza Burgers or any other kind of burger, go for meat that’s about 80% lean and 20% fat to yield juicy, flavorful burgers.

Ground chuck is a great choice for burgers because of its fat content. Look for grass-fed beef if possible.

Pizza Burgers with Description

How to Bind Burgers Without Egg

I never add egg, breadcrumbs, or any other fillers to my burgers – I save those for meatloaf! Making burgers out of ground meat doesn’t require egg. Simply knead the meat a bit and then take the time to shape it into a burger patty.

Top Down View of a Pizza Burger on a Wooden Board

Best Hamburger Seasoning

Here is the best hamburger seasoning (and I’ve tried quite a few different combinations!). For every one pound of 80/20 grass-fed ground beef, I mix in the following:

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More Homemade Hamburger Recipes:

Close Up Top View of Pizza Burgers
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Pizza Burgers

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Pizza Burgers combine two classic favorite family-friendly, crowd-pleasing foods for an instant winner that's easy to whip up for a weeknight dinner!

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Ingredients
 

Chunky Pizza Sauce (yields about 1 cup of sauce):

Pizza Burgers:

Instructions
 

  • For the Chunky Pizza Sauce, heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian herb seasoning, sugar, salt, and black pepper, and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring frequently and using a wooden spoon to break up the tomato pieces a bit. Set aside.
  • For the Pizza Burgers, use your hands to combine the ground beef, grated onion, steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, coconut aminos, and Italian herb seasoning in a large bowl; be careful not to over-mix the meat. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions and shape each into a patty.
  • Grill the burgers over medium-high heat until done (hamburger meat should be cooked until it’s no longer pink in the center), about 4 to 5 minutes per side. When the burgers have about 2 minutes left to cook on the second side, spoon about 3 tablespoons of Chunky Pizza Sauce on top of each, and then top each with 1 oz of cheese. Cover the grill (or tent a piece of foil over the burgers) so the cheese melts.
  • Transfer the burgers onto the buns and sprinkle the parsley on top of the cheese; serve the burgers along with the rest of the Chunky Pizza Sauce for dipping.

Notes

If you want to keep this meal low-carb, skip the regular buns and instead serve these Pizza Burgers with one of the following:

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 6.1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pizza Burgers

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on April 4, 2012. I updated it with new photos on April 12, 2019, and more information on January 24, 2020.

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23 Comments

  1. We love pizza burgers can’t wait to try these!

  2. Daisy@Nevertoosweet says:

    Ohhh another creative idea from you :) I love it! Pizza and a burger all into one YAY! I know Mr Bao will love this! Oh damn i missed out on the event :( I was packing and getting ready to come home to Melb >_<

  3. man, do i love a blanket of melted cheese. :)

  4. I love the idea of pizza burgers – these look delicious! Perfect weekend dinner :)

  5. Gorgeous! This reminds me of an experiment I did for “pizza sloppy joes” that was a huge fail. I pass the idea onto you, as I know you could make it work. Or, more likely, it was an idea that wasn’t meant to succeed! haha Your burgers look and sound really good.

  6. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    Can’t believe that I would actually crave for a burger!! These look delish.

  7. Vicki Bensinger says:

    These pizza burgers look fantastic. Who wouldn’t love these! Your BBQ class sounds like fun. Hopefully I will have a chance to tune it.

    If I could eat a hotdog without it staying with me all day I’d grill a premium frank. It’s a hotdog wrapped in bacon and covered with cheese. So good!

  8. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit says:

    It’s been unseasonably warm (hot) here in VA as well, but we haven’t done a lot of grilling yet. It’s time to start though, and these burgers look scrumptious! :)

  9. Those look yummy! The class sounds great! Wish I could attend but taxes are callin’ my name (all day long – ugh).

    1. Alyssa, I’m writing a special post for that announcement — coming on Monday! :)

  10. I think a good marinara sauce goes well with so many dishes! J does too. I’m totally making these burgers! We’ve already made pizza on the grill

  11. What a creative burger idea! In California we grill all year round…with breaks for rain etc, lol.
    Sounds like a fun class :)

  12. Did someone say pizza? Always gets me excited. As do these burgers. It’s unseasonably warm here 12 months out of the year, so the grill is always on.

    I gotta say, I was expecting a different announcement…=)

    Good luck with your event.

    1. Laz, Lol, I know — that announcement is coming on Monday! I’m writing up a whole special post for it. ;)

  13. I’ve been LOVING this unseasonably warm weather and have definitely been craving a good veggie burger. I think a pizza veg burger is SO going to have to happen!

  14. Yup—pizza and burgers are awesome…putting them together sounds magical!

    Thanks for sharing…we haven’t grilled yet (but we don’t have a grill). I’m planning to use my Mom’s since she lives across the street, and just waiting for them to get a new propane tank!

    So where in Upstate NY are you? Are we close to each other? I keep meaning to ask you exactly where you are because I’ve gotten clues and think I know, but didn’t want to be totally specific and ask here since I thought maybe you were trying to keep that private.

  15. What a fun class idea! And these burgers?! Genius! Hubby hasn’t wanted to turn OFF the grill here lately, so these will be made :) Two of his favorite foods together as one!

  16. Mmmmmmm.. these burgers look so juicy and flavorful! I love making all kinds of burgers when the weather in nice.

  17. Scrumptious! I’d love one of those burgers now. *drool*

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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