The Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Burger

The Palermo's Pizza BurgerWhen it comes to frozen pizza I’m not usually a huge fan. There are two exceptions however, Home Run Inn and Milwaukee’s own Palermo’s Pizza.

Three years ago home run inn sent me a couple of their six inch personal pan pizzas which I used to create the Home Run Inn Pizza Burger. It was great, but ever since then I’ve wanted to use two full size pizzas to do something similar, so when Palermo’s asked me if I wanted to try a couple of their new Screamin’ Sicilian pizzas I decided there was no better time than now to make my giant pizza burger a reality!

The one mistake I made the first time around was not making my burger patty large enough. Granted, it started out large enough but it shrank as it cooked like all burger patties do. This time, I made sure to start off with a patty that was a good couple inches larger than the diameter of my two Screamin’ Sicilian pizzas. Overall I used about four pounds of ground beef for my Palermo’s Pizza Burger and when the patty was done on the grill it was a perfect 12 inches around — the exact same diameter as my two pizzas.

I’ve got to admit, I was a little nervous that the giant burger patty wouldn’t even hold together, but as you can see from the third photo down below I luckily own a gigantic metal spatula that allowed me to flip it with ease.

In the end my Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Burger tasted even better than I expected. Obviously the fact that Palermo’s uses pretty high quality ingredients in their Screamin’ Sicilian pizzas played a huge part in that though. Normally when you get a frozen pizza with bacon on it you get stuck with a bunch of crappy Bacon Bits, but the Spicy Clucker Screamin’ Sicilian pizza that I used as the bottom layer came with full slices of actual bacon on it.

I probably should have snapped a couple pictures of the pizzas on their own after they were done cooking, but with how psyched I was to assemble my giant pizza burger and eat it the thought didn’t even cross my mind until I was already cutting it into slices and mowing down on it. Oh, and in case you’re wondering how long it takes to eat a pizza burger of this caliber the answer is two full days….

11 Comments on The Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza Burger

  1. Mike
    May 20, 2014 at 8:19 am (10 years ago)

    oh. my. living. Jesus.

    I like this idea. I have a grill, I have a snow shovel… let’s do this.

    • Angela Briggs
      May 9, 2015 at 11:57 pm (9 years ago)

      I laughed so hard at this.

  2. Joe
    May 21, 2014 at 9:16 am (10 years ago)

    Greatest pizza line ever made. Period.

  3. Robin
    June 4, 2014 at 11:12 am (10 years ago)

    Sheer Genius!!! All the amazing possibilities!!!

  4. Amy
    June 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm (10 years ago)

    The best part is that you had the good sense to cook the burger rare. I refuse to eat a brown hamburger.

  5. roger
    June 13, 2014 at 1:43 pm (10 years ago)

    My friend and I tried this years ago and found that the pizza sauce made everything far too messy to hold together for cutting and biting into. Since yours looks so much neater, did you let everything rest before putting it together and cutting it?

    • Nick Chipman
      June 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm (10 years ago)

      Nope, I didn’t let it rest at all. I must have just gotten lucky or something though because a TV station in Milwaukee had me make one live on the air and as soon as I flipped the top pizza onto my burger all the sauce and everything just flew off.

  6. Stephen
    June 18, 2014 at 1:14 am (10 years ago)

    So you cooked the pizza separate? Did you cook it at all when it was assembled? Or did you BBQ all the parts then assembled them right before eating?

    • Nick Chipman
      June 18, 2014 at 7:06 am (10 years ago)

      I cooked everything separately and then assembled it once everything was done.

  7. Hawkeye Spike
    November 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm (10 years ago)

    Pizza burger idea looks cool.
    Avoid Screamin’ Sicilian Pizza at all costs! Terrible Pizza. Note of the fact it is Palermo’s caught my eye as probably the reason. Who spends $9 on a frozen pizza and who would pay more than $2 for Screamin’ Sicilian is nuts!

    • Nick Chipman
      November 5, 2014 at 7:19 am (10 years ago)

      I’m actually a big fan of Palermo’s. Not sure if I’m just a little biased since it’s made in my hometown, but I think it’s right up there with Home Run Inn as my favorite frozen pizza out there.


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