#WeeklyDish: Stuffed Burgers from Pappy’s Diner

Last modified on May 4th, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Pappy’s Diner at 1300 W. Prince Rd. doesn’t try to be hip or artsy. They simply serve approachable, generously portioned dishes with exceptional diner-friendly service.

With “diner” in the name, breakfast is the main attraction. However, the menu runs deep. Read carefully to discover a section on stuffed burgers, all of which are $8.99.

Don’t let the reasonable price fool you — these burgers are gargantuan.

Although the burgers are cooked well-done, proper seasoning and cheesy stuffings help keep them juicy. You’ll need extra napkins.

Stuffed Burgers at Pappy’s Diner

  • California – stuffed with tomatoes, grilled onions, olives, and Velveeta and topped with cheeses and blue cheese dressing
  • Mediterranean – stuffed with tomatoes, grilled onions, olives, and feta cheese and topped with cheeses and cucumber sauce (tzatziki)
  • Zumba – stuffed with mushrooms, grilled onions, and cheeses and topped with cheeses and Thousand Island dressing
  • Italian – stuffed with Italian sausage, mozzarella, and bell peppers and topped with cheeses, red onions, and Italian dressing
  • Nebraska – stuffed with corn beef hash, red onions, and tomatoes and topped with cheeses and barbecue sauce
  • Miss Piggy – stuffed with bacon, spam, and cheeses and topped with cheeses, red onions, and ranch
Stuffed Burgers at Pappy's Diner (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Stuffed Burgers at Pappy’s Diner (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Zumba is the most popular option. Mushrooms and grilled onions add savory depth, while Thousand Island dressing provides a profile similar to an animal-style burger from In-N-Out Burger.

Although the Mediterranean has namesake ingredients such as olives, feta, and tzatziki, the flavor combination ends up reminiscent of a pizza, but in a good way.

Order the Miss Piggy for a meatier experience. The bacon and spam add moments of addictive salty bites.

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Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He eats Flamin' Hot Cheetos with chopsticks and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.