Mozzarella-Stuffed Mushroom Pizza Burgers

By on June 13, 2013
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Mozzarella-Stuffed Mushroom Pizza Burgers

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large portabello mushrooms
  • 1 pound Italian Sausage (hot or mild)
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella cheese (1/2 pound)
  • 20 slices pepperoni or salami
  • Sauce:
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill on high. Remove the dirt, stems and gills from the mushrooms and set aside.
  2. Form the Italian sausage into four patties. Place the pepperoni and mozzarella on a small plate.
  3. Place the cherry tomatoes and sea salt into the blender and blend until chunky.
  4. Lower the heat to medium and place the mushrooms cap side down. Spoon about ¼ cup of sauce into each mushroom. Place the sausage patties on the grill and cook both sausage and mushrooms for about 8 minutes.
  5. Turn the sausage patties over and layer five pieces of pepperoni and two slices mozzarella on each patty. Cook for 5-8 minutes until burgers are cooked through and cheese is melty.
  6. Remove the mushrooms from the grill onto a serving plate. Stack the burgers on top of the mushrooms and garnish with fresh basil. Serve immediately with additional sauce.

Notes
My pepperoni slices were really small so I used 5 slices per burger, but sometimes we get salami and I only need 2-3 slices each.

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