Grilled Stuffed Pizza Burgers

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

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

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.

Expert Tips

Spread pepperoni mixture within 1/2 inch of edge of patty. Top with second patty. Press edges well to seal.

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.