Pizza Burger Recipe Is School Lunch Favorite

This pizza burger recipe includes tomato paste, mozzarella cheese and bologna as a mixture broiled on hamburger buns.
By Jean Teller
May/June 2013
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A long-ago memory of a delicious pizza burger served at school prompted a Recipe Box request, and a number of readers responded.
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Penny Carter, White City, Kansas, writes, “I, too, am from Lafayette, Indiana, and went to Southwestern High School. The mother of one of my friends was a cook at the high school and used to make the pizza burgers that I believe are the same as Clarks Hill. I use to make these for my children as they were growing up, and they loved them. My daughter and I were just talking about making them the other day.”

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Southwestern High School Pizza Burgers

2 pounds ground beef, browned in skillet
1 pound ground bologna
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon sage
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1/3 cup dried parsley
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup tomato paste
Hamburger buns
Mozzarella cheese, sliced

Combine beef, bologna, salt, sage, oregano, parsley, ketchup and tomato paste in large skillet. Heat on stove until mixture is heated through.

Spread mixture over open face hamburger buns. Cover with cheese and broil until cheese melts.

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