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Grilled Italian Meatball Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.

Makes

8 servings

I just love these burgers! They're a big hit with kids and adults. I serve them with sliced green peppers, tomato and onion slices and a jar of crushed red peppers on the side for adults. Kids enjoy them best "as is." —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
Grilled Italian Meatball Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 large 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 lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 kaiser rolls, split
  • 1 cup roasted garlic Parmesan spaghetti sauce, warmed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients. Crumble beef and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into 8 burgers.
  2. On a lightly oiled rack, grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  3. Sprinkle burgers with cheese; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Remove and keep warm.
  4. Grill or broil rolls for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Serve burgers on rolls with spaghetti sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 399 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 743mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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