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 :)!
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.
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
Amazing! I used ground turkey instead of beef and they were awesome. I made them for a neighborhood party and everyone LOVED them.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
great recipe. all our friends loved it. will definitely make again.
This was a great burger. A definite keeper.
We really liked this one a lot. The leftovers were great!