Flame Grilled Pizza Burger Recipe

Last Updated May 15, 2022
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Pizza and burgers are the world’s two most popular fast foods, so it should come as no shock that a pizza burger tastes absolutely amazing. My favorite pizza is a spicy pepperoni, so this is the version I am going to make, but you can make tweaks to this recipe to match your favorite pizza.

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First up we’ll make the pizza sauce. You can go down a rabbit hole on this subject, from authentic Italian classic sauces to modern regional American sauces and even fusion sauces from many sauce-loving nations around the world. So if you have a sauce you love then stick with that, what I’m going to make is a classic spicey tomato sauce that goes by the name arrabbiata.

Heat two tablespoons of oil in a saucepan over low heat, then add a small grated onion and gently fry for about 15 minutes or when the onion has softened and turned translucent. While the onions are cooking finely slice some garlic and dice a chili pepper. Add these along with a pinch of salt and fry for another minute. Pour in two tins of tomatoes, I’m using chopped tomatoes, along with oregano, freshly chopped basil, and a tablespoon of brown sugar.

Pizza Burger Sauce Recipe

Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer for approximately half an hour. The sauce should be thickened by this time. If you want a really smooth sauce you can now blitz with a hand blender. If you are preparing this sauce in advance it will keep in the fridge for one week.

Depending on the type of grill you own you’ll want to fire it up so it’ll be nice and hot and ready to cook burgers around the time the sauce will be ready. I think this recipe works best with a flame-grilled burger so I’ll be using my charcoal Weber Master Touch grill.

Weber Grill

First you’ll cook the burgers to an internal temp of 150 degrees Fahrenheit with indirect heat, before giving them a quick sear over the hot coals.

Timing is now key, you’ll want to flip the burgers back to the indirect area of the grill, toast some buttered buns, fry chopped pepperoni on a skillet, and add some slices of mozzarella to the burger so it’s nicely melted when it’s time to pull everything off the grill. (the internal temp of the burger should now be at the recommended 160 degrees safe temp)

Assembling the pizza burger is the easy part, you have done all the hard work and you are seconds away from enjoying the fruits of your labor. Scoop a big spoonful of your pizza sauce onto a toasted bun. Slide on one of the flame-grilled burgers and melted cheese. And then garnish with a good helping of pepperoni.

About Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton is a BBQ grilling enthusiast and has the expertise and knowledge to have created GoShindig.com. Brian specializes in all methods of grilling and bbq equipment and is a self-proclaimed backyard Pitmaster. Qualified at degree level he gained a BEng Degree in Engineering in the United Kingdom. Brian is a well-traveled and cultured individual and has lived and worked in several countries in Europe and has gained quite a reputation amongst peers for his skills and commitment on the grilling circuit.

Flame Grilled Pizza Burger Recipe

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