Brenda’s Italian Style Patties


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian-style seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups chopped stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 (2 ounce) can chopped black olives, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced pepperoni sausage
  • 12 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, bread crumbs, eggs, onion, green bell pepper, salt, ground black pepper, Italian-style seasoning, sage, garlic powder, 1/2 cup pizza sauce and stewed tomatoes. Mix well and form into 24 patties using a 1/4 cup measuring cup OR an ice cream scoop.

In a separate small bowl, combine the mushrooms and olives and set aside. Arrange 12 patties on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Place 4 slices of pepperoni on each patty, then a small amount of the mushroom olive mixture, and then a slice of mozzarella cheese. Top each patty off with another patty and pinch the edges all around to seal everything into the middle. Finally, top each with a drizzle of remaining pizza sauce and some shredded mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.