old school cafeteria "Pizza Burgers"

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Serves: 8
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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Stormy Stewart Recipe
Well Seasoned
Mio, MI (pop. 12,477)
Member Since Mar 2011
Stormy's notes for this recipe:
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
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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
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