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Pepperoni Pizza Burgers

I found this recipe on Yahoo! But the link I had doesn’t seem to be working anymore.

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 8 ounce can of pizza sauce (we only used the 2 tablespoons that you put in the burger mix and didn’t use any of the rest for the buns)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of basil or oregano (we used oregano)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 ounces pepperoni, finely chopped
  • 6 hamburger buns (we made sliders instead of burgers, so we had a dozen mini buns)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (we used cheddar instead)

1. Combine eggs, breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of the pizza sauce, oregano (or basil), salt and pepper. Add ground beef and pepperoni. Mix well. Shape into patties of desired size.

2. Grill burgers (as it is winter, we cooked ours in a frying pan on the stove) 14 to 18 min, turning halfway through (ours needed about 5 – 6 min on each side).

3. (If desired, heat the remaining pizza sauce in a saucepan and spread on the bottom of the burger buns. Place burgers over sauce then spoon some more sauce on top and top with cheese.) We just melted some cheese over our burgers.

Pepperoni Burger Sliders

Verdict: These were good. The pepperoni added an interesting taste to the burger. I thought the burger was saucy enough as it was.



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Italian Hamburgers

I am mostly sure that this is another recipe from the French Metro newspaper.

  • 6 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs (unseasoned)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion (I think this is maybe a little too much onion)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder according to online. Hm, I think I have been doing that wrong. I would probably use 1/4 or 1/2 teaspoon myself)
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 15 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1. Combine breadcrumbs, onion, garlic (or garlic powder), salt and pepper.

2. Add meat and Parmesan cheese. Mix well.

3. Shape into 6 patties (I made 7, but the seventh was small) and brown patties in skillet for 2 min on each side. Combine tomato sauce and Italian seasonings and pour over patties. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 min until patties are done. Serve with pasta if desired (I put my patties in the oven after this and melted cheese on top and served with fries, because it is a hamburger! And you have to have fries with a burger!)

Verdict: I am not sure about these. I don’t love them but I don’t hate them. I may have to try them for a third time to decide, or just see if I can find a better burger recipe. I also felt like it maybe needed an egg to bind everything together, because a couple of the patties fell apart.

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Yummy Family BBQ Burgers


These burgers were inspired by my hubby. I can’t give quantities as we never actually measure how much we put in. Use your experience and judgment.

We often make bigger burgers, skip out on the buns and eat them with a fork. I love them since we can size them for each member of the family (smaller for the more calorie conscience members). They are fresh, lean and without fillers and preservatives.


  • Extra Lean Minced Meat
  • BBQ Sauce (Beer and Chipotle by Presidents Choice is our choice)
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Slice of cheese


  • In a large bowl add meat, spices and a generous portion of BBQ sauce.
  • Mix by hand ensuring BBQ sauce coats most of meat
  • Add more BBQ till meat can hold burger shape.
  • Form patties of desired size (from baby burger to papa burger)
  • Cook on med/high on BBQ till ready. Time varies depending on size of burger. One can also fry them up. Though it is not heart friendly. Be sure to put a lid over the burger to help it cook evenly.
  • Add slice of cheese to melt just before burger is done


Bon Appetite