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Pizza Burger


  • Crust
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 1/3 warm water – 105-115*
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italain seasoning
  • Pizza Sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/2 can (from tomato paste) red wine
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons each basil and oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Burgers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded Italian mix cheese
  • 36 mini sliced pepperoni


  1. Dough
  2. Combine yeast and water in a stand mixer or large bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated. If using a stand mixer with a dough hook ,knead dough for 7-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. If you are not using a mixer knead dough on floured surface for the same length of time. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover. Let rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. Punch dough down and roll into desired shape.
  3. Pizza Sauce
  4. Heat olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and other seasonings and heat in olive oil for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly and adjusting heat if necessary. You just want to warm the ingredients not fry them. Add tomato paste, red wine, and sugar, combine well and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Burgers
  6. Mix all ingredients well and form into 6 patties.
  7. Assemble
  8. Roll pizza dough to form six circles( you will not use all the dough from the recipe so you you can freeze the remainder for another use) Make circles large enough to cover the burgers.
  9. On the circles place 4 pieces of pepperoni , 1/4 cup cheese, heaping tablespoon pizza sauce and place burger on top. Fold dough around the burger to cover the burger completely with dough. Turn dough cover burgers over and place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush each burger with an egg wash ( 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water whisked together). Top with 2 additional slices pepperoni and remaining cheese. Bake in 475* oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve with remaining pizza sauce if desired.