Mozzarella-Stuffed Mushroom Pizza Burgers

Enjoy cheesy pizza burgers featuring ground beef and mushrooms - a hearty Italian dinner!

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 cups)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
4
hamburger buns, split
1/2
cup pizza sauce, warmed

  • 1 In large bowl, mix beef, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Shape mixture into 8 patties, 4 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. Press 1/4 cup of the cheese into a ball with hands; press flat into 3 1/2-inch-diameter patty. Repeat with remaining cheese. Place cheese patties on top of 4 beef patties; top with remaining beef patties. Pinch edges together to seal.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place patties on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 11 to 13 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut sides down, on grill until toasted.
  • 4 Place burgers on bottom halves of buns. Top with pizza sauce and mushroom mixture. Cover with top halves of buns.

Expert Tips

Try 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar and 1/2 cup mozzarella; or use 1 cup pizza cheese blend.

The melted cheese inside the burgers can be hot, so it’s good to give your guests a warning before they take a big bite.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
270),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
30%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
1080mg
1080%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.