Meatball Burger Recipe, Italian Style

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Ground beef, sweet Italian sausage, pepperoni, peppers and onions, marinara sauce and don’t forget the cheese! ThisĀ  meatball burger recipe is delicious and simple to make. Add some french fries and a salad and you’re all set… Enjoy!

Meatball BurgersIngredients: Meatball Burger (Patties)

1 1/2lb. ground beef ( 15% )Meatball Burger MixMeatball Burgers Patties Uncooked

1/3lb. sweet Italian sausage

3-4 cloves fresh garlic ( about 2 tbsp. )

1/4 green pepper ( small dice )

1/4 red pepper ( small dice )

1/4 onion ( small dice )

1 teas. salt

1/2 teas. pepper

1 teas. dry oregano

1/2 teas. dry basil

1 tbsp. dry parsley

1/2 cup breadcrumbs ( plain )

Method: Meatball Burger (Patties)

Meatball Burgers Patties CookedSimply add everything to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine using your hands. Try not to over mix as this will make your patties tough. Divide your mixture into 8 equal portions and form into patties.

Cook in a skillet or on the grill using medium high heat for about 3 minutes per side. Your patties are now ready for the oven.

Ingredients: Marinara Sauce

1 15-20 oz. can crushed tomatoes

1/2 cup water

1 teas. salt

1/2 teas. pepper

1 teas. dry organo

1/2 teas. dry basil

2 teas. dry parsley

2 teas. onion powder

1 teas. garlic powder

OR, your favorite jar spaghetti sauce

Method: Marinara Sauce

Combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan, bring to a boil covered. Once your sauce reaches a boil, turn off the heat and let stand, covered, for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the flavors to blend. Your sauce is ready.

If you’re using your favorite jarred spaghetti sauce you can skip this step.

Ingredients: Meatball Burger

8 cooked meatball patties

30-40 thin sliced pieces of pepperoni ( about 3-4 oz. )

marinara sauce

8 good quality hamburger buns ( I’m using potato buns )

8 thick slices of mozzarella, provolone or jack cheese

Method: Meatball BurgerMeatball Burgers Patties In SauceMeatball Burgers Patties In Sauce With Cheese And PepperoniMeatball Burgers Patties In Sauce With Cheese And Pepperoni Cooked

Spread about 6 to 8 oz. ( for 4 burgers ) of your marinara sauce into the bottom of a baking or casserole dish and place your patties on top of the sauce. You might need 2 baking dishes. Arrange your cheese an pepperoni on top of the burgers. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and pepperoni starts to get crispy.

Arrange your buns on a sheet pan and place in your oven when the burgers are about half way through their cook time. This will insure the patties and buns will be done at the same time.

When your patties are done and the buns are toasted remove them from the oven and spoon some of the sauce onto both the tops and bottoms of the buns. Place a burger on it, close it up and dig in!

Ingredients: French Fries

3 to 4 russet potatoes ( peeled if desired )

3 to 4 cups vegetable or canola oil ( for frying )

salt to taste

Method: French Fries

Thoroughly wash and dry your potatoes and cut into french fry size sticks.

Heat your oil ( 275 to 300 degrees ) in a skillet big enough to where the oil only goes half way up the side. This is so the oil wont boil over the side after the french fries are added.

French FriesAdd enough french fries to fill the pan and fry, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove them to a paper towel covered plate to drain and salt immediately.

You might have to do a few batches. Serve immediately.

Note: Cooking your fries at a higher temperature ( 350-375 degrees ) will burn them on the outside leaving them uncooked in the middle. You can cook them at a higher temperature as long as you par boil and dry them first. I find that simply cooking them at a lower temperature for a longer period of time will give you the same results without the hassle of boiling them first.

Meatball Burgers With FriesJuicy and delicious! Just how meatball burger should be. The Italian flavors harmonize perfectly in this burger and the fries are hot and crispy..YUM! Add a salad and you’re ready to go!

David

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    Those look delicious! Love the step-by-step instructions.

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