New York is among the top tier fine dining cities in the world...but honesting, when I think NY food, I quickly go to the New York Pizza slice.  And how can you go wrong w/ anything pizza related; so that’s where I took my NY Giants burgers. To get as many pizza toppings in as I good, I mixed some Italian sausage with the ground beef to form the patty. Then for toppings, I added some onions, peppers, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and of course mozzarella cheese. Among all my NFL burgers, I gotta say that this one was one of my favorite burgers to make, and it was one of my kids' favorite to eat!

Ingredients

  • Italian bread
  • 3 ounces of ground beef 
  • 2 ounces of ground sausage
  • ¼ cup of raw onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup of green pepper, chopped
  • 5-6 slices of Pepperoni
  • ½ cup of Pizza sauce
  • 3 ounces of Mozzarella cheese 
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. Finely chop the onion and green pepper.
  2. Sautee the chopped veggies in olive oil until softened, for about 8 minutes over a medium heat.
  3. Season the veggies with salt.
  4. Form a patty using 2 parts ground beef and 1 part ground sausage.
  5. Add the veggies to the meat and mix with your hands until blended.
  6. Form a patty from the meat mixture, create a dimple in the center so it will cook more evenly, and season both sides with salt and pepper.  
  7. Sear the patty on both sides in a hot oiled skillet over medium heat.
  8. Cook patty for about 4 ½  minutes in one side.
  9. Flip burger, cook for about 3 minutes, then top with pepperoni and mozzarella.  
  10. Cover burger with a glass pan lid to allow the cheese to melt (about 30 seconds).
  11. Kill the heat and transfer the patty to a plate.  Let it rest a few minutes.
  12. Toast and plate the bread.
  13. Add a layer of sauce to the bread.
  14. Place the burger on the pizza sauce.
  15. Add more sauce to the top of the burger.
  16. Place top bread and cut the sandwich in half.

This was one of my favorite burgers to make, and also one of my kids' favorites!

Total Time: 
45minutes
Prep Time: 
25minutes
Cook Time: 
20minutes
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main
Main Ingredient: 
Hamburgers