Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

I'm not sure where I first saw this recipe, but I'm glad I did! My family requests these burgers often. A dash of oregano livens up canned pizza sauce.

Open-Faced Pizza Burgers

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  • 1-½

    pounds ground beef

  • ¼

    cup chopped onion

  • 1

    can (15 ounces) pizza sauce

  • 1

    can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • ½

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • 6

    hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • 1-½

    cups (6 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


•In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pizza sauce, mushrooms, sugar and oregano; mix well. Spoon onto buns; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. • Place on ungreased baking sheets. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. • To freeze for quick lunches later, place the split and toasted buns on a baking sheet. Spoon the meat mixture onto buns; freeze for 1 hour. Transfer to heavy-duty resealable plastic bags or airtight containers. •To use frozen burgers: Thaw completely in the refrigerator. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.


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