Easy to make and better to eat, our gooey, saucy Bellissimo Pizza Burger is simply amazing. Unique flavors make it perfect.  An Italian-American treat.  They go well with batter dipped deep-fried onion rings.

Bellissimo Pizza Burger

Bellissimo Pizza Burger
 
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Serve accompanied by lettuce, sliced red tomato, sliced zucchini, and when available, fresh basil leaves.
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Recipe type: Sandwiches
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 brioche rolls
  • 2 pounds high quality ground beef, divided into 4 patties (90% beef)
  • 4 quarter-inch-thick mozzarella slices
  • shaved Parmesan
Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 small can crushed tomatoes
Instructions
Sauce Instructions:
  1. Heat olive oil in a small sauce pan on medium heat. Once hot, add garlic and cook until it starts smelling strongly aromatic. Add tomato paste and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add canned tomatoes and bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Burger Instructions:
  1. While sauce is simmering, mold ground beef into four 8-ounce burgers.
  2. In a hot cast iron pan, cook patties for roughly 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium rare.
  3. Place cooked burger on bottom bun, top with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and shaved Parmesan.

 

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