Two-Tomato Italian Burgers

Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Check out these beef and pork sausage burgers packed with tomatoes. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

12
sun-dried tomato halves (not oil-packed)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
6
slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese, cut in half
12
fresh basil leaves, if desired
12
slices tomato, cut in half
6
slices ciabatta bread or other Italian flatbread, cut in half

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place sun-dried tomatoes in small bowl. Pour enough boiling water over tomatoes to cover. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 2 Drain tomatoes; chop. In large bowl, mix beef, sausage and chopped tomatoes. Shape mixture into 6 oblong patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 3 Place patties on grill over medium-high heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Top each burger with cheese for last 2 minutes of grilling.
  • 4 Top burgers with basil and tomatoes. Serve burgers between slices of ciabatta bread.

Expert Tips

To carry patties to a picnic or potluck for on-site grilling, pack them in a single layer in a plastic food container and keep chilled until grilling.

Ciabatta is an Italian flatbread with a chewy texture. If you can't find ciabatta, use a loaf of French bread instead and cut into 12 diagonal slices.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
555
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1080mg
1080%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.