Thursday, August 2, 2007

Italian Meatball Burgers

(Cooking Light)

These were so good! I made them with Italian seasoned fries. I also made the rolls more like garlic bread. Both adjustments were very easy, but I posted them below mostly so that I'll remember next time!

8 ounces sweet turkey Italian sausage
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound ground sirloin
Cooking spray
2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
6 (2-ounce) Italian bread rolls, split
3/4 cup fat-free tomato-basil pasta sauce (such as Muir Glen)

Prepare grill.
Remove casings from sausage. Combine sausage, oregano, basil, salt, fennel seeds, garlic powder, and ground sirloin. Divide beef mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes. Turn patties over; grill 2 minutes. Divide fresh mozzarella cheese evenly over patties, and grill an additional 5 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove from grill; let stand 5 minutes.
Place rolls, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top each serving with 2 tablespoons sauce and top half of roll.
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 375(33% from fat); FAT 13.9g (sat 5.3g,mono 4.4g,poly 1.7g); PROTEIN 28.1g; CHOLESTEROL 80mg; CALCIUM 130mg; SODIUM 894mg; FIBER 1.8g; IRON 4.5mg; CARBOHYDRATE 32.7g
Bruce Weinstein ,
Cooking Light, AUGUST 2007

Italian Seasoned Fries

Frozen Steak Cut French Fries

Olive oil cooking spray

Dried Basil

Garlic Powder

Kosher Salt

Grated Parmesan

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread out the fries on the sheet and coat with cooking spray and cook according to the directions. After turning the fries, halfway through cooking time, season them with basil, garlic powder and kosher salt. When fries are done, sprinkle them with parmesan before serving.

Garlic Bread Rolls

Kaiser Rolls

Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Grated Parmesan

Mostly because these burgers were smaller than the kasier rolls I bought, I squared them off to make them the right size. Spray the rolls with olive oil spray or brush them with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder and paremsan. Throw them in the oven with the fries for about 6 minutes.

1 comment:

Ally said...

That whole meal looks delicious!