Pepperoni Pizza Burger

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3 cups marinara sauce (jar)
2 pounds ground chuck
¼ pound ground pepperoni (or chopped)
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbs basil
1 tbs oregano
2 tsp garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Vegetable oil for grill
6 slices of provolone cheese, thick
6 Kaiser rolls
Olive oil for rolls


Preheat gas grill to medium-high.

Pour marinara sauce into a small oven proof sauce pot and place on the grill until it is thoroughly heated. Stirring when needed.

In a large mixing bowl, add the ground chuck, pepperoni, Parmesan, basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper.

With your hands, mix ingredients until just blended. Shape into 6 patties.

Brush the rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Gently flip patties and grill for 4-5 minutes more. Split open kaiser rolls and brush with olive oil. Grill face down just a minute or two, until lightly toasted. Remove from grill until ready to use.

Remove patties from grill and place into the sauce pot of marinara sauce. Place each patty back on the grill and top each with a slice of provolone cheese. Cover until cheese begins to melt (approx 30 seconds)

Place each patty on the bottom of a Kaiser roll and add the top to finish.