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Pizza Buns Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Pizza Buns

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"The elementary school I attended back in the 1950's used to make these, and were a favorite of most everyone. My wife and I spent a lot of time trying to recreate these when we were first married. Our kids (now in their 30's) still request these when they come to visit. We use canned pizza sauce but spice it up. Left-overs are easily reheated in the toaster oven."

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Original recipe makes 16 mini pizzas Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Place bun halves, crust sides down, onto a baking sheet. Broil the buns until just toasted, about 1 minute. Watch them carefully, they burn easily. Set the toasted buns aside.
  3. Turn oven heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the ground beef until the meat is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease, and stir in the onion. Cook and stir the beef mixture until the onion is translucent, about 5 more minutes, then stir in the pizza sauce, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, and paprika. Bring the sauce to a boil, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes to blend the flavors, stirring often.
  5. Spoon the beef sauce over the buns on the baking sheet, and top each bun with about 1/4 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese. Return the buns to the oven, and bake until the cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 22, 2011

Made an error on submitting. Should have been 1/3 C of chopped onion.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 09, 2014

This was good, but I guess I was expecting more from it. Perhaps my memories of this dish as a child overshadowed the reality of what it is. I still would make it again, and I do believe children would love it. Next time I would half the recipe, as we had a lot of leftovers. Each adult only ate 2 of them (1 whole bun worth).

 
Aug 24, 2011

Very good easy recipe!! My kids add assorted veggies and cheeses to personalize theirs. Thanks for posting!

 
Aug 26, 2011

Very similar to what my Mom used to call "Little Pizzas", but she used toasted English Muffins for the base. She would sometimes add chopped mushrooms to the ground beef/tomato mixture.

 
Feb 02, 2012

Have been making these for years and now making them for my children who love their own pizza plus they can add what they like and leave off what they dont. The burger buns adds a little sweet kick thats yummy!!!

 
Jan 07, 2012

The only changes I made was to use Don Peppinos spaghetti sauce because that's what I had, I doubled the recipe and added some chopped pepperoni and my son used pepper jack cheese because he likes it spicy. Very good! Thanks for sharing. Will definitely make agin!

 
Sep 15, 2011

Quick, easy, and good.

 
May 18, 2012

I didn't think it was necessary to add all these extra spices, but the flavor they add is very good. Only used a little crushed red pepper, personal preference. Toasting the buns ahead of time is a good idea, too.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 787 mg
  • 31%

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

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