old school cafeteria "Pizza Burgers"

Stormy Stewart Recipe

By Stormy Stewart karlyn255

5 Min
15 Min

As I grew up this was my favorite meal on the school lunch menu. As my kids grew and their meal menus changed I made this at home so they could enjoy a piece of my growing up.

These can be made in the oven or done on a grill. make them many and put them on crackers as an appetizer.

This recipe is over 40 years old. I ate them at school. Then have been making them ever since

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper


1 1/2 lb
ground beef
1 can(s)
tomato paste
2 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 tsp
garlic powder with parsley
1 small
onion diced (optional)
16 slice
pizza pepperoni slices (my addition not in orginal school recipe)
8 slice
american cheese
cherry tomatoes (we omit these)
hamburger buns toasted. (each half will be anopen faced sandwitch)
1/2 c
parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix hamburger. tomato paste, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, Parmesan cheese and diced onions together.
shape into 8 burgers. and flatten onto a lipped baking pan. put in oven on 400 turning once until done.
Top with 2 pieces of pepperoni, then braking the single in half Cris cross over top of burger. Broil to melt cheese and put each burger on a 1/2 of a bun. making 8 open faced burgers. Top with a cherry tomato cut in half

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers, Pizza
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: Back to School
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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Feb 23, 2012 - Stormy Stewart shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo
Feb 27, 2012
yummy stormy! a keeper i love burger recipes!!
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Feb 28, 2012
I love these they are unlike anything else
May 22, 2012 - Stormy Stewart shared this recipe with discussion group: Where's the BEEF !
Victoria Ross fairygirl3869
Sep 2, 2012
I have been out of school many many years but it's crazy I was actually thinking about these about a week ago!! Glad I ran across your recipe and will definetly try these! Thanks!
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Sep 3, 2012
They taste just like them because I took the recipe from my old school
Vanessa Thompson renee41124
Oct 22, 2012
Sounds GREAT--will have to try!! BUT did you ever eat cowboy beans! I have been trying for years to get this recipe and can't seem to find the one that tastes like our school had!! GREAT buy the way--I really think my kids would enjoy this one and the other IF I COULD FIND IT!! Thanks old school cafeteria "Pizza Burgers"
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Oct 22, 2012
No sorry did you try this site I believe there were some cowboy baked beans floating around here a few months back.
Nancy Kim Nancy_Kim
Aug 25, 2013
When do you use the parmesan cheese in this recipe?
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Aug 26, 2013
in the hamburger mix before you make them burgers
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Aug 26, 2013
fixed it and thanks
Christy Fisher Zahn czahn1973
Aug 29, 2013
Cant wait ..to bad they dont cook like this anymore for are kids
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Aug 30, 2013
I know they want then to eat processed everything