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“Gourmet burgers were made at a restaurant where I worked years ago. There were about 30 very different burgers (way more than Red Robin) and there were two or three I liked best, so thought I'd share them here. They are very simple to make. I often have just enough leftovers from other meals to make them.”
1 Pizza Burger

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb lean ground chuck, patty
  • 1 ounce mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 12 cup spaghetti sauce
  • bun (optional)


  1. Cook your burger your favorite way - hand pressed, seasoned with salt and pepper or whatnot, but I would not recommend using a strongly flavored seasoning.
  2. Just before the burger is done, slightly melt cheese on top and toast the bun.
  3. Assemble: bottom bun (if using a bun), burger with cheese, pour hot spaghetti sauce over the top of the cheese and top with the rest of the bun.
  4. There should be a lot of spaghetti sauce - enough to really smother the burger. These are meant to be eaten with a fork and knife.
  5. Spaghetti Sauce: I use leftover sauce from earlier in the week. Great time saver and far more flavorful than canned.

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