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Meatball Burger

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 4
1 to 30 min
Part 1 of 2

Meatball aren't only for pasta, they make a tasty burger too!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Meatball Burger
  • For the Sauce
  • 3 large Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 large Onion (diced)
  • 28 ounce can Organic Chunky Tomato Sauce (kitchen please buy: Muir Glen )
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • 1/2 cup Romano Cheese
  • 8 fresh Basil Leaves
  • dash Sweet Vermouth
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • For the Patties
  • 1 cup Fresh Made Bread Crumbs (coarsely ground)
  • 1/2 pound Ground Lamb
  • 1/2 pound Ground Pork
  • 1/2 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Flat-Leaf Parsley
  • 1/2 cup Freshly Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly Grated Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • For Assembly
  • 4 Kaiser Rolls
  • 4 slices Fresh Mozzarella
  • 1 cup Fresh Ricotta
  • To make the Sauce: Heat the Oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the Garlic and Onions for 5 minutes, or until translucent.  Add the Tomato Sauce, Oregano, Rosemary, Cheese, Basil and Vermouth. Season with Salt and Pepper, lower the heat and allow the sauce to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • To make the Patties: Preheat a grill over high heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, being sure not to overwork the mixture.  Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions (about 6 ounces each) and form into patties.
  • Place the patties on the grill and allow to cook for 4 minutes per side. Top each patty with a slice of fresh Mozzarella and allow to melt.
  • Toast the Rolls on the grill.
  • To build the sandwiches, spread about 1/4 cup of Fresh Ricotta on the bottoms of the Rolls. Place a patty on top of the Ricotta and finish with the Tomato Sauce. 
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