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Brenda's Italian Style Patties Recipe
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Brenda's Italian Style Patties

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"This is very different from the traditional hamburger patty, but if your kids enjoy both burgers and pizza, then they'll love this. Mine certainly do!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, eggs, onion, green bell pepper, salt, ground black pepper, Italian-style seasoning, sage, garlic powder, 1/2 cup pizza sauce and stewed tomatoes. Mix well and form into 24 patties using a 1/4 cup measuring cup OR an ice cream scoop.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the mushrooms and olives and set aside. Arrange 12 patties on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Place 4 slices of pepperoni on each patty, then a small amount of the mushroom olive mixture, and then a slice of mozzarella cheese. Top each patty off with another patty and pinch the edges all around to seal everything into the middle. Finally, top each with a drizzle of remaining pizza sauce and some shredded mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2012

I cut this recipe in half. I did follow the recipe closely, only using finely chopped red pepper in the patties instead of green peppers. I did use a homemade pizza sauce. This was an interesting way to prepare patties--it's like a mixture between meatballs, meat loaf and pizza. I had a difficult time keeping the stewed tomatoes in the patties and the mushrooms, olives and pepperoni was a bit awkward on top even though it's held in place with the mozzerella cheese. Though it's not quite a home run for us yet, the base recipe was great and I think I'll play with it a little to make it a family favorite.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2003

Very strange recipe. My wife liked it a lot more than I did. Tastes like a mix between meatloaf and pizza.

Aug 14, 2007

I made this recipe much healthier and it tasted great! I used 1/2 ground pork and 1/2 ground chicken breast. I used egg whites and panko bread crumbs and omitted the salt all together. I used green onions instead of the gr bell pepper. I stuffed these w/ Canadian bacon, onion, reduced fat mozz chz, and roasted red bell peppers. I grilled these outside. I topped them w/ sauted onions and roasted red bell pepper w/ a little of a low sugar spag. sauce (which I also added a spoon full inside the patties and mixed w/ the meat). I probably cut the fat and calories by at least 1/2! These were good!

Nov 22, 2002

These patties were very good! My kids loved them sooo much. I made them again the next day. The only thing I did day 2 was I cooked them on the grill and put the veggies, sauce and cheese on top. Either way....YUM YUM!!!!!!!

Aug 29, 2002

This was very delicious. If your kids aren't big on olives or mushrooms just don't put them on their patties! It also makes enough for two meals for a family of 5. (I froze five patties before baking them.)

Jul 21, 2005

I was not to pleased with this. Maybe it was the kind of pizza sauce I used. Wasn't bad, just not great.

Jun 10, 2005

My family really enjoyed this recipe. It is a cross between meatloaf and pizza. It's a nice change from the usual.

Apr 06, 2014

Wonderful recipe! We really enjoyed these. When I make them next time, I would recommend a couple things. Since there is so much fat in the beef and pepperoni, the pan should be drained about 1/2 way into the cooking. Also, our cheese burned a bit on top- which might be due to our crappy oven! Perhaps bake for the first half without the cheese, then add the cheese during the second half on top. Great recipe.. will make again and again.


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  • Calories
  • 607 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 43.6 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 34.9 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 1172 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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