Meatball Burgers


  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 15-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Burgers:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegan mozzarella, optional
  • 8 burger buns or ciabatta rolls, sliced


  1. In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and allow sauce to simmer while preparing the burgers.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the meatball ingredients until evenly combined. Form into 8 separate burger patties.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium. Place burger patties in the skillet and saute for 5 -6 minutes per side. In the last two minutes of cooking, top patties with slices or shreds of dairy free mozzarella.
  4. To assemble the burgers, add a portion of to the bottom of each bun. Top with a burger patties, another layer of sauce and bun tops.

Keywords: dairy free, meatball, pork, beef, sandwich, burger