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Meatball Burgers


  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino romano cheese (parmesan cheese can be substituted)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Mozzarella cheese, for topping burgers
  • 8 burger buns or ciabatta rolls, sliced

Instructions

  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 mozzarella cheese.
  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.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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