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Italian Filling Ingredients:
½ cup diced baby bella mushrooms
1/3 cup fresh ground Italian pork sausage
2 tablespoons drained and chopped sun-dried tomatoes with Italian herbs in oil
¼ cup finely shredded Italian cheese blend
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1-1/3 pounds ground chuck
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
4 buns or rolls of choice (onion rolls, kaiser rolls, wheat kaiser rolls)
Mozzarella cheese slices, marinara sauce, whole basil leaves and pepperoncini
Prepare Italian Filling: In large nonstick skillet, cook mushrooms, sausage and tomatoes over medium heat 8 minutes or until sausage is cooked through, stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat; drain off fat and cool slightly. Stir in shredded cheese and basil.
Meanwhile, prepare Burgers: Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Form meat into eight ¼-inch-thick patties; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Divide filling evenly onto center of 4 patties, spreading filling to within ½ inch of edges. Top each with remaining 4 patties. Pinch edges together to seal.
Place burgers on hot grill rack. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155º for medium doneness, turning once. Top patties with cheese slices during last minute of cooking. Serve burgers on buns with toppings of choice.
Approximate nutritional values per serving (Italian): 714
Calories, 47g Fat (19g Saturated), 144mg
Cholesterol, 1144mg Sodium, 27g
Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 42g Protein