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Grilled Italian Sausage Burgers

Inject come spice into your next barbecue with quick and easy Italian sausage burgers, fresh off the grill. Thick slices of mozzarella and sun-dried tomato mayo make simple, savory finishing touches.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 6


    •    1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound bulk mild or hot Italian sausage
2 tbsps Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs
6 slices (3/4 ounce each) mozzarella cheese
12 slices Italian bread, 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup sun-dried tomato mayonnaise
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, thinly sliced


  1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix beef, sausage and bread crumbs in large bowl. Shape mixture into 6 patties, about 1/2 inch thick and 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  2. Cover and grill patties 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°. Top patties with cheese. Cover and grill about 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Add bread slices to side of grill for last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling, turning once, until lightly toasted.
  3. Spread toasted bread with mayonnaise; top 6 bread slices with lettuce, tomato and patties. Top with remaining bread slices.

This great family recipe is thanks to Betty-Crocker Recipes at


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