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Broiled Pizza Burgers

My mother made Broiled Pizza Burgers when I was growing up. We like them for Sunday supper, and they're even faster to fix if you use pre-browned hamburger from the freezer. We sometimes substitute slices of cheddar for the process cheese. —Mrs. Ann Bailes, Anderson, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 10 slices process cheese (Velveeta), divided
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle with cornstarch; stir until blended. Stir in the tomatoes, oregano, salt and onion salt. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add six cheese slices; cook and stir until cheese is melted and blended.
  • Place hamburger buns cut side up on an ungreased baking sheet; spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture onto each bun half. Cut remaining cheese slices in half diagonally; place over meat mixture. Broil 6-8 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 560 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 1550mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 38g protein.
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  • Reesa6
    Oct 6, 2020

    No comment left

  • Sharon
    Jul 29, 2017

    Bleh processed cheese slices?

  • jud--dee
    Mar 22, 2015

    Have been making this for years....I use regular cheddar cheese instead of velvetta......I freeze it too so if people drop in I can make this us fast....delicious.

  • 6foreverpaws
    Oct 29, 2012

    Great receipe for a quick meal. No soggy bottoms and has a good flavor. I doubled the meat mixture and made the burgers up as I needed them.........even taste better the next day after all the flavors blended. Will play around with ingredients the next time I make them.

  • pettymama
    Jun 16, 2012

    I made these and none of my family liked them.

  • teenwave
    May 20, 2011

    This is the BEST pizza burger recipe EVER!!! I used pizza seasoning instead of oregano and petite diced tomatoes. I added shredded cheddar cheese to the meat mixture and put shredded mozzarella cheese on top. I also toasted the buns so they aren't so soggy. My husband told me to throw away my other pizza burger recipes!!!

  • LuvMaerz
    Feb 1, 2011

    This is definitely a favorite recipe in our house! I like to toast the buns a little in the oven before I put on the toppings. That way they don't get as soggy.

  • dragginwood
    Jan 20, 2011

    Reminds me of a dear old friend who was the head cook at the high school... This recipe will hit all the bells and whistles!

  • taraearly
    Dec 19, 2010

    I drained the tomatoes and added some pizza sauce and chopped pepperoni to mine...topped with mozzarella cheese. They were very good and my whole family loved them!

  • Seminoles
    Jan 16, 2010

    Pretty good and really fast. We enjoyed them.