5 from 9 votes
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Grilled Italian Bunless Burgers
Work Time
25 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These flavorful grilled Italian burgers are awesome served on a salad or wrapped protein-style in lettuce. Try with fresh mozzarella and basil for a healthy summer meal. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Yield: 8 servings
Calories: 404 kcal
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 8 oz spicy Italian sausage casings removed
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 (12-oz) ball fresh mozzarella
  • 1 tomato
  • Lettuce leaves or salad
  • Basil leaves
  • Italian or Balsamic vinaigrette optional
  1. Combine the ground beef, sausage, roasted peppers, salt and Parmesan and mix together, don't over mix.

  2. Heat grill to medium high heat. While grill heats, form mixture into 8 patties, using about ⅔ cup of meat mixture for each. Press to ¾-to-1-inch thick. Grill, turning once, until just cooked through, about 6 min total.

  3. Slice the mozzarella and serve patties with a slice of mozzarella and sliced tomato wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Add basil leaves if desired. Alternately serve patties over a salad with diced mozzarella and tomatoes, drizzled with vinaigrette. 

Recipe Notes
Some simple Italian ingredients are all it takes to put these unique burgers together in under half an hour.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Italian Bunless Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 597mg26%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.