SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Good Things Utah) – August 27th is National Burger Day and Labor Day is around the corner, so heat up the grill and give this zesty Italian Burger recipe a try.

Italian Beef Burgers

1 lb. ground beef

2 tablespoons white onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

1/4 cup parsley, chopped

1 1/2 cups pizza or marinara sauce

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

4 hamburger buns, split

4 slices mozzarella cheese

12 pepperoni slices

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preheat broiler.

In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, white onion, garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Do not over mix ingredients. Form 4 hamburger patties.

In a large skillet or greased grill over medium-high heat, cook burgers to desired doneness. On a baking sheet, open the buns and lay on pan. In a medium bowl, mix together the pizza or marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Generously brush the inside of each bun with sauce. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese on one side of each bun. Top with 3 peperoni slices for each burger on top of the cheese. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until buns are lightly toasted and cheese is melted. Place one burger on each bottom bun. Place top bun on top of burger. Serve immediately.

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