Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Broiled Pizza Burgers

Spring Break is here. It's amazing how easily we slip into vacation mode, especially when the weather has finally started warming up. We haven't gotten to bed at a decent time since last Thursday. Ice cream cones for supper, any one???

I felt pretty guilty about not feeding my children the other day, so I went looking for something simple. This one came from Allrecipes. They have a new set of recipes on their home page every day, so I went through a period where I checked that site every day.

Brown a pound of hamburger. Add in half a chopped onion and cook until the onions are translucent.
Add in a can of diced tomatoes. You can use plain or they also have Italian style which has a little more kick to it.
Spoon a heaping 1/4 cup of the meat mixture onto an open bun.
Add a slice of cheese and broil for a few minutes until the cheese melts.

Serve open faced.

I think next time I will only use half a piece of cheese. A whole slice kind of detracted from the rest of the filling. While I didn't really get the taste of pizza, these are really good.

And easy. Good supper for spring.

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Broiled Pizza Burgers
1 pound ground beef
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
8 slices American processed cheese
4 hamburger buns, split

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat; drain. Sprinkle with cornstarch. Stir in the tomatoes, salt and onion salt. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Place hamburger buns cut side up on a baking sheet; spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture onto each bun half. Place cheese slices over meat mixture. Broil for 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Kiley said...

Perhaps you could substitute pizza sauce for the diced tomatoes and it would taste like pizza.

Tracie said...

Kiley - If we really feel like pizza, we will definitely do that. I think I need to come up with a different name because these are delicious the way they are, just not in a pizza way :)