Homemade Pizza Burgers


We are big fans of pizza burgers that some greasy spoons serve, but it is so hard to find a good one so I decided to come up with my own. Here is a real simple recipe that puts smiles on the faces of my family.

pizza burger on a bun
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese

  • 4 fresh hamburger buns


  1. Combine beef, tomato paste, salt, sugar, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, pepper, and oregano in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate to let flavors marry, about 4 hours.

  2. Form beef mixture into 8 thin patties. Place 1 slice of mozzarella cheese on each of 4 patties; leave at least a 1/2-inch border, breaking up the cheese as needed. Place remaining patties on top and pinch edges to seal in the cheese.

  3. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Fry burgers until browned and centers reach 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), 6 to 7 minutes per side. Serve on buns.

Cook's Note:

Use umami paste in place of tomato paste if possible.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
23g Fat
25g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 1075mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 298mg 23%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 317mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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