Makes 4 servings
1 1⁄2 pounds ground beef
1⁄3 cup diced pepperoni
1⁄4 cup pizza sauce, plus more for topping
1⁄4 cup mushroom stems and pieces, chopped
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
4 sandwich-size English muffins, toasted
Sliced tomatoes 4 slices mozzarella cheese
Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, pepperoni, 1⁄4 cup pizza sauce, mushrooms, and Italian seasoning. Mix thoroughly. Form into 4 patties slightly larger than English muffins.
2. Position rack 6 to 8 inches from heat and preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on top.
3. Place patties on rack and broil for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium (until internal temperature reaches 160°F).
4. Place burgers on English muffins and top with additional pizza sauce. Add tomatoes and mozzarella and garnish with basil leaves.