Sunday, May 1, 2011

Italian Sausage Burger

I made Italian sausage burgers for dinner, they were outstanding.  Juicy, saucy and cheesy !! And oh so yummy.  I served them on homemade toasted buns with pasta salad on the side.  I swayed a little bit from the recipe, I cooked them in a cast iron skillet, topped them with sliced mozzarella and simmered my burgers in the tomato sauce for a few minutes.  Wonderful.  Both Taylor and Tony loved them as much as I did.
Italian sausage burger

1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8 kaiser rolls, split
1 cup spaghetti sauce, warmed

Preparation method:

1. Stir egg, bread crumbs, garlic, oregano, basil, salt, thyme, beef, and sausage together in a mixing bowl. Form into 8 patties.

2. Preheat grill to medium and lightly oil grate.

3. Grill burgers for about 14 minutes, until cooked thoroughly. Top burgers with cheese and continue to grill with the lid closed until cheese melts. Meanwhile, toast the kaiser rolls.

4. Serve burgers in toasted kaiser rolls with a little spaghetti sauce on each burger.

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