Thursday, August 8, 2013

Opened Faced Pizza Burgers

Did you ever have one of those recipes that just takes you right back to your childhood?  Well, this is the recipe that does that for me!  I grew up in a pretty large family.  I'm the youngest of seven, my sister being the oldest, and five boys sandwiched between (my Dad likes to call us the book-ends)!

 Every Friday night, my Mom and Dad would go out for their Friday fish fry (a traditional Wisconsin thing).  Usually one of the three younger boys got stuck staying home with me.  Mom would leave us one of two things to eat for dinner:  Jack's Pizza, or Open Faced Pizza Burgers!

 These are so simple to make.  Just a few ingredients that come together quickly.  Great for a quick weeknight meal for busy families.  My kids love these!

Just place the ground beef in a glass bowl.

Grate the Spam with a box grater.  I like to do this on a piece of wax paper for easy transfer to the bowl.

 Add the spam to the ground beef.

Pour in the pizza sauce.

 Add shredded mozzarella cheese.

Mix well.

Separate buns and place the halves on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Spread the mixture generously and evenly on the bun halves.  You should have enough mixture to top all 16 bun halves.  The mixture freezes well, if 16 is too many for your family.

Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 17 minutes.

This is after 17 minutes.  Then switch your oven to broil, and broil for an additional 2-3 minutes until nice and brown on top.

 This is after broiling for 3 minutes.  Can you see how the tops got nicely browned and the cheese all melty?

I know that when my kids are my age, that these will bring them back to their childhood as well!  Click on the link below for my personal recipe on

Buon Appetito!

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