When I took the first bite of one of these open-faced pizza burgers, I couldn’t help but be overtaken with feelings of yesteryear. I’m not sure why this happened, but it did. If you are someone who, like me, grew up eating pizza made with English muffins, then these cheesy burgers are going to be right up your alley. They are going to be just what you are looking for. They reminded me of a more developed and delicious version of one of my all-time favorite foods from my younger years.
This meal is evocative of a hybrid between a burger and a pizza in the sense that it takes the most flavorful parts from each to produce a dish that is perfect for sharing with loved ones and has the appearance of a burger crossed with a pizza. With just a handful of straightforward ingredients and a little more than a quarter of an hour on the clock, you, too, may savor the delightful flavors of this recipe.
How to Make Pizza Burgers in Just 20 Minutes
The preparation of this quick and simple dinner, which is kid-friendly and only takes three steps, is simple. Before you begin, adjust an oven rack so that it is roughly 15 centimeters (6 inches) below the broiler. The easiest time to use the broiler, even though it won’t be turned on until the very end of the cooking process, is before the oven is warmed.
To begin, you will need to cut an English muffin in half, lay each half on a separate baking sheet, and then put the tray into the oven to toast the muffins. While they are crisping, you will brown the ground beef on the skillet, mix in a few spices, and add just enough marinara to make it sauce. While they are crisping, you will add just enough marinara to make it saucy. You can get started on the sauce while the chips are still crisping up. After covering the toasted English muffins in the beef sauce and topping them with mozzarella shreds, you should set them under the broiler for approximately one minute to allow the cheese to melt.
- 1 very little onion, golden in color
- English muffins made in the traditional manner, four
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound of beef that has been pounded until it is very lean
- two tablespoons of olive oil, a pinch of Italian spice,
- One half of one milligram of the garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- a quarter of a milligram of black pepper that has just been freshly ground
- 1 cup pizza or marinara sauce
- 1 cup shredded low-moisture mozzarella cheese
- The temperature in the oven should be set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and the rack should be positioned such that it is approximately 6 inches below the broiler element. While that is happening, finely dice one very little yellow onion.
- Using a horizontal cutting motion, halve four English muffins. On a baking sheet with a rim, arrange the pieces so that the cut sides are facing up. Toasting in the oven for approximately five minutes, or until a light browning has taken place, whichever comes first. Place to the side, then turn on the broiler in the oven.
- One tablespoon of olive oil should be heated to the point where it shimmers in a big pan that has been put over medium-high heat. After you’ve added the onion, continue cooking it for another roughly 5 minutes, giving it a stir every so often, until it has become more tender. Add one pound of ground beef that has been trimmed to have a low fat content, along with two teaspoons of Italian seasoning, half a teaspoon of garlic powder, one teaspoon of kosher salt, and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper. Cook the meat for five to seven minutes, breaking it up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon as it cooks, until it has browned, is beginning to crisp, and is cooked through completely. Continue cooking until the meat is done.
- Continue heating for about three minutes after stirring in one cup of pizza or marinara sauce. At this point, the sauce should have started to progressively thicken. To make the English muffins, divide the materials between them and then proceed with the preparation. Sprinkle one cup’s worth of shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the dish.
- Under the broiler for one to two minutes, or until the cheese has melted, depending on how long you want it.
Prepared in advance: The beef mixture can be prepared the day before and stored in the refrigerator in a jar that has a cover that fits tightly on it. Bring back up to temperature before assembling the burgers in the buns.