old school cafeteria "Pizza Burgers"
|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|
|8||cherry tomatoes (we omit these)|
|4||hamburger buns toasted. (each half will be anopen faced sandwitch)|
|1/2 c||parmesan cheese|
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
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