The Lotsa Meat Pizza Burger

The Lotsa Meat Pizza Burger

The Lotsa Meat Pizza Burger

When the [burger] hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!

We mixed two of America’s favorite foods to create the delicacy that is, ~a pizza burger~. When we order pizza, we always get the “lotsa meat” as we call it around here. We are EXCITED about this one! It truly combines all the goodness of both foods into one amazing meal!


We’re calling this burger, the Lotsa Meat Pizza Burger!

Before cooking this recipe, please allow plenty of time for thawing your beef! We recommend thawing 1 of 2 ways. Beef thaws best in the refrigerator! For a pound of ground beef, we suggest at least 6 hours of defrost time. When making burgers, you want your beef completely thawed so it's easy to work with. Second best option would be thawing in cold water. If your beef is vacuum sealed, you are probably safe to soak the package straight in the water. Otherwise, place your frozen beef in a sealed Ziploc bag for its defrost bath! Change the water out every 20-30 minutes until the meat is fully thawed.

First, we make the patties! You’re going to want to start by separating your pound of ground beef into 4 equal-sized patties. We typically stick to salt and pepper only when seasoning our burgers, but since this is a pizza burger, we have to add a little bit of Italian flare with some Italian seasoning! Season the patties on both sides. Now it’s time to cook these burgers!

Depending on your time and/or energy level, set your grill or stove to medium-high heat. We prefer our burgers prepared at a medium doneness, so we watch & cook until the center of the patties reach 140-145 degrees Fahrenheit. (Rare: 120-125 degrees, Medium Rare: 130-135, Medium: 140-145, Medium Well: 150-155, Well Done: 160) Once your burgers are cooked to desired doneness, remove from direct heat, throw some mozzarella cheese slices on your sizzling Hickok Hamburger patty & cover with a lid until cheese is fully melted. While melting your cheese, give your buns a little toasting for that extra pizzazz. 

To build this delicious pizza burger, start with your toasted bun & spread on the marinara sauce. Next, place your cheesy patty on the bun and top with bacon and pepperonis. We are going to suggest dipping this burger in ranch dressing, or just adding it to the burger. We are those people… the ranch on pizza people. It is SO. GOOD.

There might be a more appropriate ~Italian~ side dish for this burger, but we always love a good crinkle fry pairing, seasoned with salt, pepper & cajun seasoning. We’d normally suggest an ice-cold Lone Star Light to all of our Texas peeps, but I think if we didn’t suggest wine, the Italians would be mad! On Hickok Ranch we drink Argentinian Malbec only, so that’s what we have to suggest!


We hope you enjoy this gourmet hamburger recipe in the comfort of your own home! Bring the restaurant quality food to your kitchen table, then amplify it even more with Hickok Hamburger's firm, juicy ground beef patties. You WILL taste the difference!

The Lotsa Meat Pizza Burger

Defrost Time: ~6 hours in refrigerator

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4


Hamburger Patties:

  • 1 lb Hickok Hamburger ground beef
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns


  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Pepperonis
  • 12 slices fully cooked bacon
  • Ranch Dressing - optional


  1. DEFROST MEAT - please make sure you leave enough time to defrost your ground beef completely before starting.
  2. BURGERS: separate your beef into 4 patties. Season with salt, pepper & Italian seasoning.
  3. Heat grill (or stovetop) to medium-high heat. Grill hamburger patties until they reach desired doneness. (Rare: 120-125 degrees, Medium Rare: 130-135, Medium: 140-145, Medium Well: 150-155, Well Done: 160) Once patties are cooked, remove from direct heat & add a slice of mozzarella cheese to each patty. Cover until the cheese is fully melted.
  4. (optional) Heat pepperonis on a skillet for a few minutes.
  5. Toast the hamburger buns.
  6. Let the patties rest for 3-4 minutes before assembling.
  7. To assemble your Lotsa Meat Pizza Burger, place your patty on the toasted bun, top with marinara sauce, then pepperoni & bacon. Dip in ranch dressing if you’re one of those ranch on pizza people! We are!
  8. ENJOY!


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