Time Inc. Video Studio
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 stuffed burger)

It’s an age old question: Pizza or burgers? With these Pizza-Stuffed Burgers, there’s no need to choose. Feel to apply the burger-stuffing technique used here to incorporate all of your favorite pizza toppings—from switching up the cheeses to bringing in additional veggies, this is a recipe that’s worth making your own.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Stir together shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, oregano, and 1/2 cup of the sauce in a medium bowl. 

Step 2

Form 8 thin patties of beef. Divide pepperoni mixture over 4 of the patties; top each with a second patty, and firmly press edges together to seal in filling. Sprinkle patties with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Cook patties 4 minutes on each side. Top each burger evenly with sautéed mushrooms and sliced mozzarella, and place skillet in preheated oven. Bake until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Combine olive oil and garlic in a small bowl; brush oil mixture on bun halves. Bake at 400°F until lightly toasted. Spread remaining 1/4 cup pizza sauce on each of the French bun halves. Place a burger on bottom bun; top each with basil and top of bun.

Step 5

Thread 2 olives and 1 pepperoncini onto each of 4 (6-inch) skewers, and stick 1 skewer into each burger.

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