Italian Meatball Burgers

Italian Meatball Burgers Recipe

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Nancy Bilunas

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@NancyBilunas

I love these burgers with sliced black olives. They're also excellent with sauteed onions, peppers & mushrooms.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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  • 8 oz
    italian sausage (your choice of hot, mild or sweet, about 2 links)
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (optional; i don't use it)
  • 6 slice
    mozzarella cheese (fresh is best)
  • 3/4 c
    marinara sauce (your favorite brand)
  • 6
    toasted hamburger buns or italian bread rolls

How to Make Italian Meatball Burgers

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare your outdoor grill or countertop grill.
  2. Remove the casings from the sausage. Combine sausage, ground beef & species in a bowl. Form into 6 equal patties.
  3. Place patties on outdoor grill rack coated with cooking spray & grill for 5 minutes. Turn & grill for 2-3 more minutes. Place a slice of mozzarella on each patty & grill 4-5 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the middle of the burgers registers 165 degrees. Remove from the grill; let stand about 5 minutes. Place one patty on the bottom half of each bun; top with marinara sauce & the top of the bun.
  4. NOTE: If you prepare these burgers using a countertop grill, your cooking time will be shortened because countertop grills cook from both sides. Check interior temperature after about 5 minutes. Top with mozzarella when appropriate; cover loosely with aluminum foil to allow cheese to melt.

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