Barbecue or Oven Baked Pizza Bread

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Easy to make pizza bread starting with a loaf of French bread or you could also use kaiser rolls or other bakery buns. Great for lunch or dinner, or cut into smaller slices for appetizers. You can bake it in the oven, or cook the hamburger first and make it on the barbecue. You can change the seasonings to taste and add other favorite pizza toppings if you like. Times given are for the oven method. Additional time is required to cook the hamburger for the barbecue method.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Cut the loaf of French bread in half lengthwise. Place both halves on a greased baking sheet.
  3. Combine uncooked beef, tomato paste, sugar, olives, Parmesan cheese, chives, salt, oregano and pepper.
  4. Spread mixture to the edges of the cut surfaces of the bread.
  5. Bake uncovered in preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes or until meat is well done.
  6. Top with mozzarella or cheddar cheese; return to oven for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.
  7. Cut into thick slices to serve.
  9. Precook the hamburger; drain excess grease. Combine cooked meat with the remaining ingredients, including grated cheese.
  10. Spread the cooked meat mixture over the cut surfaces of the bread.
  11. Wrap each half in heavy-duty foil and heat until warm and cheeses are melted.
  12. Cut into thick slices to serve.


Most Helpful

All the kids loved this. It was a little different, cooking the ground turkey in the oven. It came out really thick and hearty. I used Italian, mushrooms on one side instead of olives, dried minced onions (wanted to use green onions, but was too lazy!) and cheddar cheese. Might try cooking the meat first next time to see how it compares. My pepperoni lover wants pepperoni on top next time! :)

WI Cheesehead August 01, 2007

This was delicious! It seemed unusual to me, but when it came out it was quite tasty. My family loved it, but said it was a bit messy to eat. I will experiment with some other add-ins in the sauce (pesto?) and can't wait to try it this summer on the grill.

MA HIKER February 11, 2007

The last review I wrote seems to have gotten lost,so, here's a shorter version of it. I made this for two people so I had to make quite a bit less. The best way I thought to do this was not the bake the raw filling in the bread(because I was using buns). I cooked the meat and added the rest of the filling ingredients to it. I them filled the rolls, put on the cheese and wrapped the sandwich's in foil. With 10 mins at 400 degrees and the filling being hot they turned out wonderfully! I did skip the sugar and added garlic and basil. I think DH has a new favorite sandwich. It's kind of a Sloppy Luigi and the kids will love this!

Annacia February 10, 2007

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