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    Rev: Italian Meatball Burgers, CL Aug 2007

    I have been very bad about reviewing recipes here since I started my blog! I don't have time to type out full reviews in both places, but we give these a thumbs up. It's a bit like eating a good Italian sausage, but without all the fat and without forgetting that you're still eating a hamburger.

    Italian Meatball Burgers

    8 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
    1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 pound ground sirloin
    Cooking spray
    2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced (I used provolone)
    6 (2-ounce) Italian bread rolls, split
    3/4 cup fat-free tomato-basil pasta sauce (such as Muir Glen) (I used homemade marinara)

    Prepare grill.

    Remove casings from sausage. Combine sausage, oregano, basil, salt, fennel seeds, garlic powder, and ground sirloin. Divide beef mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

    Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes. Turn patties over; grill 2 minutes. Divide fresh mozzarella cheese evenly over patties, and grill an additional 5 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165. Remove from grill; let stand 5 minutes.

    Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce and top half of roll.

    Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

    Nutritional Information: CALORIES 375 (33% from fat); FAT 13.9g (sat 5.3g, mono 4.4g, poly 1.7g); PROTEIN 28.1g; CHOLESTEROL 80mg; CALCIUM 130mg; SODIUM 894mg; FIBER 1.8g; IRON 4.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 32.7g

    Bruce Weinstein , Cooking Light, AUGUST 2007

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Yummy! That looks so gooood! Thanks for posting the review!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Houston, Tx
    Very Good-we enjoyed these alot and easy too.

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    Apr 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    We are having these tonight! And I decided to make French bread from The Bread Bible and made it into rolls to have for these burgers...I can't wait for dinner! That's a great picture too--looks just like it does in the magazine.
    SweetPea's Pods and Munchkin Caps!

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    Nov 2001
    Near Fresno, CA
    How do you get 6 burgers from 8 oz of meat??

    Good grief, I'm an idiot!!! Nevermind....remove dumbazz post!!! :O

    "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."

    A.A. Milne

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    Jun 2000
    Fresno, Ca
    Quote Originally Posted by swquilts View Post
    How do you get 6 burgers from 8 oz of meat??

    Good grief, I'm an idiot!!! Nevermind....remove dumbazz post!!! :O
    They're just really small. Think mini-slider. Just kidding Susan. (I too read it quickly and orriginally thought "but what holds the sausage together?")
    The best sound is that of someone laughing in their sleep.

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