Italian Meatball Burgers

  • carolfitz Posted: 03/29/10
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    Prepped patties per recipe and chilled several hours prior to grilling. Plated open-face on toasted onion rolls with more mozzarella per burger and topped with the pasta sauce & peppers from CL's Italian Burgers. Served with CL's garlic fries. Pretty good.

  • 3sacharm Posted: 04/09/09
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    This was a great burger. A definite keeper.

  • amylousgar Posted: 04/04/09
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    We really liked this one a lot. The leftovers were great!

  • JasonM Posted: 08/13/09
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    What a simple and tasty idea! I only made a few small changes to accommodate what I had on-hand. 1) I used regular Italian Sausage (not turkey); 2) I used 8oz ground sirloin and 8oz ground lean chicken (instead of all sirloin); 3) I used 1/2oz of mozzarella cheese per burger instead of 1/3oz. The burgers were very moist and flavorful and an excellent change of pace from a typical burger.

  • lovetotry Posted: 07/25/09
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    great recipe. all our friends loved it. will definitely make again.

  • LauraLeigh8 Posted: 05/16/10
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    A very tasty burger I will definitely make again. I couldn't find sweet Italian turkey sausage so I substituted the regular (pork). Also, I broiled instead of grilling because I don't have a BBQ. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. As for the cheese, I bought a good quality fresh mozzarella (not part-skim) as per the recipe, and found that to be plenty of cheese. Next time I think I'd like to try it open-faced on a slice of toasted french bread. Yum!

  • lwallb Posted: 06/26/10
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    Delicious! I was a bit heavy-handed with my fresh mozzarella and also topped the burgers w/ fresh basil leaves and thinly sliced red onion. I opted for ciabatta rolls, as well. Definitely something I'll make again...maybe even try to lean up the meat a bit more.

  • JessicaLuu Posted: 07/12/10
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    After taking my first bite I knew I would be making this again and again. I love the combination of meats, and I am now a huge fan of Italian sausage and fennel. I didn't feel like opening a huge jar of tomato sauce for like 2 tablespoons, so I used leftover pesto, and it was awesome.

  • mezwiz Posted: 07/11/11
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    This is one of my hubby's favorite burger recipes and it's super easy and quick to make! I've made this for company as well as for a couple that just had a baby and I always get rave reviews and requests for the recipe. Also, instead of using the jarred pasta sauce, I use CL's recipe for homemade marinara. I make up a big batch of it and portion it out then freeze the portions for future use.

  • EDB123 Posted: 10/26/12
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    Loved this burger, used spicey Italian turkey sausage instead of sweet, and used ground turkey instead of sirloin. Also added extra garlic powder. Great burger, will make again.

  • JessieSalem0423 Posted: 09/03/12
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    Amazing! I used ground turkey instead of beef and they were awesome. I made them for a neighborhood party and everyone LOVED them.

  • gchang55 Posted: 09/17/12
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    great for sunday grilling. used 96/4 sirloin to make it a little healthier. still very good. made it with tomato stack salad, went great together

  • JennHalt Posted: 09/04/13
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    Oh, baby. I have been making this for years now. I pulled up the recipe again on-line though to make them again recently. I have made this burger countless time for special occasions. Everyone always asks for the recipe. Recently, I made the burger mixture but made the meat into meatballs and added them to the "Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce" Cooking Light recipe (also available on-line). My family adored me :)!

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