The Perfect Pizza Burger

The Perfect Pizza Burger

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 lb. bacon
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded gouda cheese)
  • 1 8 oz. can of marinara sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. butter (salted or unsalted)
  • Hamburger buns

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a hot frying pan (medium high heat), cook the bacon thoroughly, but before it becomes crispy. Drain most of the bacon fat and set the rest aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, bacon, shredded gouda and about 3 tbsp. of the marinara sauce. Mold the mixture into 4 large patties.
  4. Heat the frying pan to the same temperature as before and place as many patties as you can to fit in the pan.
  5. While the patties are cooking, melt the garlic and butter in another pan.
  6. Cut the hamburger buns in half. Dip each bun half into the melted garlic butter as place them face-up on a cookie sheet.
  7. After the burgers have cooked for about 4 minutes, flip them over in the pan. Top each patty with a tbsp. of marinara sauce and one slice of mozzarella.
  8. Place in the oven the cookie sheet with the bun halves and the entire frying pan containing your pizza burger patties.
  9. Let them all bake for about 5 minutes.
  10. Take everything out of the oven, put the burgers on the buns and you're done!