Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Check out these beef and pork sausage burgers packed with tomatoes. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.
sun-dried tomato halves (not oil-packed)
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
slices (1 oz each) provolone cheese, cut in half
fresh basil leaves, if desired
slices tomato, cut in half
slices ciabatta bread or other Italian flatbread, cut in half
Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place sun-dried tomatoes in small bowl. Pour enough boiling water over tomatoes to cover. Let stand 10 minutes.
Drain tomatoes; chop. In large bowl, mix beef, sausage and chopped tomatoes. Shape mixture into 6 oblong patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
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.
Top burgers with basil and tomatoes. Serve burgers between slices of ciabatta bread.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
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- Total Carbohydrate
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% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:2 Starch; 2 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.