It’s the choice that we all have to face, sooner or later. Do you want to eat a burger, or do you want to eat a personal-sized pepperoni pizza? What if I told you that you didn’t have to subject yourself to this particular brand of fat-kid Sophie’s choice, ever again? What if I told you that, finally, you can have it all?
Behold, the burger that doesn’t force you to choose: A perfect griddled cheeseburger, with entire mini pepperoni pizzas for buns. We use a regular kaiser roll, split and spread with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and miniature pepperoni, toast it under the broiler until the cheese melts, then dress the burger simply with shredded lettuce, a slice of tomato, and some raw white onion.
Don’t make this burger because you’re hungry. Don’t even make it because it’s delicious. Do it simply because YOU CAN.
It’s decadent. It’s messy. It’s a godamned burger with pizzas for buns. And that’s as much as anyone should talk about it.
This burger has pizzas for buns. And that's all you need to know.
- 1 crusty Kaiser roll, split
- 4 tbsp pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup mini sliced pepperoni
- 6 oz 80/20 ground beef
- 1 slice tomato
- 1 slice white onion
- 1/4 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
First, prep the pizza buns. Preheat broiler. Slice a Kaiser roll in half, and spread each side with 2 tbsp pizza sauce. Top with shredded mozzarella and miniature pepperoni, and set aside.
In a skillet over medium high heat, cook burger to desired doneness, flipping as needed. Add any leftover cheese to the burger patty right at the end, because to hell with it. Remove from heat and set aside to rest while you cook your pizza buns.
Broil pizza buns on a baking sheet until cheese melts, checking often, about 2 minutes. To assemble, place bottom pizza bun cheese side up, then cooked burger, then lettuce, tomato, and onion. Crown that magnificent beast with the top half of the pizza bun, and serve immediately.