Enjoy cheesy pizza burgers featuring ground beef and mushrooms – a hearty Italian dinner!
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.
Click here to read more.
SOURCE: Betty Crocker