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A long time Pittsburg High School Cafeteria favorite. Anyone who grew up in Pittsburg, California knows what a Pittsburger is!

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Pittsburger by Vickie
Pittsburger by Vickie


  • 2 – loaves of frozen bread dough or your favorite dough recipe -- see my yeast roll reciope.
  • (try one loaf – too much bread with two)
  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion – chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic - minced
  • Salt, pepper to taste
  • Catsup (see directions below for amount)
  • 1 pkg. shredded cheddar cheese
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  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350

  • 2

    Defrost the frozen bread dough

  • 3

    Saute onion and garlic in small amount of olive oil.

  • 4

    Add ground beef and cook

  • 5

    Add salt and pepper to taste and mix in the catsup to the meat mixture. (Add enough catsup to see the red of the catsup and stir by hand) The filling should be moist and should be about 2 cups.

  • 6

    Roll out one bread loaf and lay it on the bottom of a lasagna size baking dish. Pour meat mixture over dough and spread evenly. Place shredded cheese generously on top of meat. Roll out the second bread loaf and place over meat mixture tuck in the top layer of bread dough and Poke holes in the top

  • 7

    Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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  • Janie Barnett by ,

    This was my favorite from elementary through high school in Pittsburg, CA. Great comfort food! So glad my sister found this recipe!!!

  • Theresa by ,

    This was my favorite lunch. Do they still serve them or are the cafeterias nonexistent there too.

  • Kristina by ,

    How wonderful to find this!! My Grandmother in-law worked at Foothills Elementary School in Pittsburg, Rosy Achterberg. She invented the Puttsburgers and our family's love them to this day! I will show her this, I'm sure she'll appreciate it.

  • Sandy by ,

    Have not had this since I went to Village Elementary. Going to try it.

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