Stuffed Pizza Burgers

Stuffed Pizza Burgers

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
673 Calories
32g Fat
35g Carbs
58g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 673
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 1199mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 58g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 274mg 21%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 899mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

In this fun recipe, juicy burgers are filled with a tomato and pepperoni mixture, then topped with melted cheese. Yum. This is a great way to add interest to plain old burgers, which can get boring after a while. Before getting started, be sure that you know all of the tips and tricks for making the best burgers

You can use ground chicken or ground turkey in place of the ground beef if you'd like. If you do that, add about 1/2 cup of soft breadcrumbs soaked in 2 tablespoons of milk or water to add some moisture to the meat. Make sure that you cook ground chicken or turkey (in fact, all ground meat) to a minimum temperature of 165 F as checked with a food thermometer.

Use kaiser rolls, or ciabatta rolls, or other sturdy rolls for these burgers. Soft white hamburger buns just won't stand up to the meat and all the cheese and fillings. Enjoy these burgers with a green salad or a fruit salad and some cold iced tea.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/3 cup pepperoni, chopped

  • 1/3 cup plus 6 tablespoons pizza sauce, divided

  • 3 tablespoons mustard

  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 6 slices mozzarella

  • 6 kaiser buns

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for stuffed pizza burgers

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  2. Prepare and heat an outdoor gas or charcoal grill for medium heat.

    Heated charcoal grill

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  3. Combine ground beef, Italian seasoning, and salt in a large bowl and mix gently. Form into 12 thin patties and place on waxed paper.

    Combine the ground beef, Italian seasonings, and salt; form into patties on a baking sheet

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  4. Combine pepperoni, 1/3 cup of the pizza sauce, mustard, and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl. Divide this mixture among 6 patties within 1/2-inch of patty edges.

    Mustard mixture on top of patties on a baking sheet

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  5. Top filling with remaining patties and press edges together to seal.

    Pizza stuffed burger patties on a baking sheet

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  6. Grill patties 4 to 6 inches from medium coals for 10 to 15 minutes until meat is thoroughly cooked to 165 F, turning carefully just once. Top each burger with a slice of mozzarella cheese and remaining pizza sauce.

    Pizza stuffed burgers cooking on the grill

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  7. Grill buns, cut-side down, and let cheese melt on burgers for 1 to 2 minutes, then serve burgers in buns.

    Stuffed pizza burgers on the grill with cheese

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