This recipe was inspired from a recipe posted by Val Al.
I used Irish Sausage instead of hot dogs, & Fresh Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese. Baby Spinach Leaves & Tomato Slices.
I only made 4 because my husband ate the other Irish Link before dinner. But one is probably all you will be able to eat.
The Irish Sausage needs to be precooked BEFORE THEY ARE WRAPPED WITH THE BURGER MEAT.
It pays to know your Butcher, I get most of my meats from WALTS GROCERS IN DYER IN. Most stores do not come close to the quality or service that WALT'S STORE provides. If you are in the area pay them a visit
It is IMPORTANT TO SEASON YOUR GROUND MEAT SO THAT THE FLAVOR COMES THROUGH IN YOUR SANDWICH. I ALLOWED mine to sit for about 35 minutes before putting them together, to allow the flavors to marry the meat. Then proceeded to assemble. Because this was the first time I made these, I cooked one batch on the stove top in a cast iron skillet, and cooked the second batch in a skillet IN THE OVEN, for me THE OVEN METHOD WORKED BEST. YOU CAN ALSO GRILL ON AN OUTDOOR GRILL IF DESIRED.
PREHEAT OVEN TO 400 DEGREES F. Use a shallow baking sheet or heavy skillet. Spray with non stick cooking spray and set aside till needed.
Add ground Beef to a large bowl.
Add steak seasoning, sumac or lemon zest, & coriander.
Blend together till mixed. Set aside for about 30 to 35 minutes, to allow flavors to marry, if longer, refrigerate till ready to assemble.
Irish Sausage is a FRESH SAUSAGE, NOT SMOKED,AND IS A BLEND OF lean pork seasoned with garlic, white pepper, Marjoram, onion powder, ^ PARSLEY AS THE MAIN INGREDIENTS. It is a very tasty and flavorful sausage, and is made on the premises in the WALT'S MEAT DEPARTMENT, something few stores do now a days.
It is worth the trip if you live in the area.
Brown the links in the skillet, I covered mine with a lid after the first 5 or 10 minutes or so. Turn as needed to prevent burning. Will take about 15 to 20 minutes total. Then remove from skillet and set aside till needed. I forgot to take a pix of the browned sausages, this pix is from a previously posted recipe for Irish Sausage Links W/ Peppers & onions, which you can add by the way if desired.
Using about 8 ounces or more depending on the length and size of your sausages, shape ground beef into a rectangle, a little longer than sausage link. Place the cooked sausage in the middle of the ground beef.
Carefully bring sides of ground meat up around sausage link to cover entire sausage link.
When completely encased & sealed,
Take 2 slices of uncooked bacon for each link,
Wrap around Beef & sausage Link, then place in a lightly sprayed or greased skillet or shallow baking pan.
Place in preheated 400 degree F. oven and bake for 18 to 23 minutes till beef and bacon are done and & slightly crisp.
Add sliced Fresh Mozzarella & cheddar cheese on top & return to oven till cheese melts about 3 to 5 minutes.
Assemble on French rolls or bread of choice.
I used pre sliced rolls and added Fresh tomato slices, Baby spinach leaves, & sliced shallots.
Cut in half if desired & serve while hot. I served with onion Rings.