Bring along extra toppers inspired by pizza-parlor classics: thinly sliced sweet peppers and onion, spinach, sauteed mushrooms, jarred banana peppers or sliced olives.

Source: Midwest Living


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20 mins
14 mins
34 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl combine Italian sausage, ground beef, the chopped pepperoni, and the salt; mix well. Using your clean hands, shape meat mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  • For a charcoal or gas grill, grill patties on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 14 to 18 minutes or until done (160°F),* turning once halfway through grilling time. Toast bread slices on the grill.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan heat pizza sauce over low heat.

  • Serve burgers between toasted bread slices topped with sauce, cheese, and, if desired, pepperoni slices.


The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A sausage or beef patty cooked to 160°F is safe regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

Nutrition Facts

628 calories; fat 37.1g; cholesterol 100mg; saturated fat 13.8g; carbohydrates 41.7g; mono fat 15.9g; poly fat 3.6g; trans fatty acid 0.9g; insoluble fiber 2.7g; sugars 2.6g; protein 30.7g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 7.7mg; thiamin 0.7mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 8.5mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 108.9mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; sodium 1254.2mg; potassium 608.9mg.