Pizza-Style Hamburgers

Pizza-Style Hamburgers

Prep time:
30 to 40 minutes
| Serves:
6 burgers

Recipe From: The Hospital for Sick Children- Better Food for Kids: Your Essential Guide to Nutrition for all Children from age 2 to 6 WRITTEN BY: Joanne Saab, RD and Daina Kalnins, RD
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Ingredients
  • Ground beef: 1 lb (500 g) extra-lean or turkey
  • Eggs: 1 beaten
  • Green pepper: ¼ cup (50 ml) finely chopped
  • Onion: 2 tbsp (30 ml) finely chopped
  • Bread crumbs: ¼ cup (50 ml) or small-flake rolled oats
  • Dried basil: ½ tsp (2 ml)
  • Dried oregano: ½ tsp (2 ml)
  • Mozzarella cheese: 6 slices
  • Wheat hamburger buns: 6 split and warmed
  • Tomato sauce: ½ cup (125 ml) or pizza sauce
Utensils
  • Barbeque or broiler.
  • Large Mixing bowl
Directions
  1. In a bowl, combine beef, egg, green pepper, onion, breadcrumbs, pizza sauce, basil, and oregano. Do not over-mix.
  2. With moistened hands, shape mixture into 6 evenly-shaped flat patties. (For younger athletes, you may wish to make a larger number of smaller burgers).
  3. Grill on a pre-heated barbeque or under the broiler for about 5 minutes per side or until well done and centre is no longer pink.
  4. During last few minutes of cooking time, top each burger with cheese; cook until cheese starts to melt.
  5. Serve on warm buns with side salad and glass of milk.
Nutrition Facts

per burger

Calories: 441 |

Protein: 26.1 g |

Fat: 24.8 g |

Carbohydrate: 26.7 g |

Calcium: 28% VQ |

Iron: 31% VQ |

(VQ = Valeur quotidienne)

Go Meatless?
Substitute ground beef with vegetarian ground “meat” called “ground round”. This is found in the vegetarian section of
the grocery store.

Food Guide Counter

2 Grain Products Servings
1 Meat and Alternatives Serving
¼ Vegetables and Fruit Serving
½ Milk and Alternative Serving

Food Guide Counter

2 Grain Products Servings
1 Meat and Alternatives Serving
¼ Vegetables and Fruit Serving
½ Milk and Alternative Serving