Grilled Italian Sausage Burgers

Inject come spice into your next barbecue with quick and easy Italian sausage burgers, fresh off the grill. Thick slices of mozzarella and sun-dried tomato mayo make simple, savory finishing touches.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

1
pound lean ground beef
1/2
pound bulk mild or hot Italian sausage
2
tablespoons Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs
6
slices (3/4 ounce each) mozzarella cheese
12
slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
1/2
cup sun-dried tomato mayonnaise
1
cup shredded lettuce
1
medium tomato, thinly sliced

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix beef, sausage and bread crumbs in large bowl. Shape mixture into 6 patties, about 1/2 inch thick and 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • 2 Cover and grill patties 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160º. Top patties with cheese. Cover and grill about 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Add bread slices to side of grill for last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling, turning once, until lightly toasted.
  • 3 Spread toasted bread with mayonnaise; top 6 bread slices with lettuce, tomato and patties. Top with remaining bread slices.

Expert Tips

If you can't find sun-dried tomato mayonnaise, mix up your own by combining 1/3 cup mayo with about 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Regular mayonnaise works just fine as well.

To keep food safe while grilling, always separate uncooked foods from cooked foods, and each other, too.

Pair these hearty sandwiches with an Italian-style pasta salad, homemade or from the deli, or maybe a bagged Caesar salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.