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burger wrappd irish sausage w mozzarella & cheddar

★★★☆☆ 2
a recipe by
Rose Mary Mogan
Sauk Village, IL

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

★★★☆☆ 2
serves 4 OR MORE
prep time 40 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For burger wrappd irish sausage w mozzarella & cheddar

  • 2 1/2 lb
    ground chuck
  • 2 tsp
    sumac spice, or lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp
    granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/3 c
    minced onion, fresh or dried
  • 1 Tbsp
    steak seasoning
  • 6-8 clove
    garlic, minced (we love garlic,can use less if desired)
  • 1/3 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3-1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 pkg
    irish sausage links (or italian or polish sausage or what you prefer)
  • 1 lb
    fresh mozzarella cheese sliced
  • 1/3 lb
    sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
  • pre sliced french buns for each sausage link
  • fresh tomato slices & baby spinach leaves if desired or other condiments of choice
  • 2 slice
    bacon for each irish sausage link

How To Make burger wrappd irish sausage w mozzarella & cheddar

  • This is one of the 2 that I cooked in a cast iron skillet on the stove top. But using the oven method is easier and less mess, so that is the method I described in this recipe. You may also want to use the outdoor grill for this,when the weather is nice.
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    Add ground Beef to a large bowl.
  • 4
    Add steak seasoning, sumac or lemon zest, & coriander.
  • 5
    Add remaining spices, Minced Garlic & eggs, minced onion,Worcestershire sauce, panko bread crumbs, onion powder,& garlic powder .
  • 6
    Blend together till mixed. Set aside for about 30 to 35 minutes, to allow flavors to marry, if longer, refrigerate till ready to assemble.
  • 7
    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.
  • 8
    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.
  • 9
    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.
  • 10
    Carefully bring sides of ground meat up around sausage link to cover entire sausage link.
  • The Worcestershire  sauce turns the meat a little brown but it sure does pump up the flavor of the beef.
    When completely encased & sealed,
  • 12
    Take 2 slices of uncooked bacon for each link,
  • 13
    Wrap around Beef & sausage Link, then place in a lightly sprayed or greased skillet or shallow baking pan.
  • Just the right amount of crispy before the cheese was added.
    Place in preheated 400 degree F. oven and bake for 18 to 23 minutes till beef and bacon are done and & slightly crisp.
  • Adding the fresh Mozzarella and sharp Cheddar, just before dinner.
    Add sliced Fresh Mozzarella & cheddar cheese on top & return to oven till cheese melts about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 16
    Assemble on French rolls or bread of choice.
  • I am so glad I can get FRESHLY MADE IRISH SAUSAGE NEAR MY HOME. It is made in the store, but you may want to use some other type if you can't find the Irish Sausage Links, like Fresh Polish or Italian Sausage. This is a complete meal.
    I used pre sliced rolls and added Fresh tomato slices, Baby spinach leaves, & sliced shallots.
  • I could not believe how great this sandwich tasted. The fresh Mozzarella is simply a must have on this sandwich, just awesome, & the sharp cheddar cheese, brings everything together. I am sure this will become one of your family favorite summertime  meals
    Cut in half if desired & serve while hot. I served with onion Rings.