Italian Bunless Burgers... delicious BBQ twist perfect for the end-of-summer days!
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Italian Bunless Burgers

Wrap these in a lettuce leaf or serve on top of a salad. Unless burgers are delicious summer fare. For the older crowd make sure to serve the patties with a few leaves of fresh basil!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 ounces spicy Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 (12 ounces) ball fresh mozzarella
  • 1 tomato
  • Lettuce leaves or salad
  • Basil leaves
  • Italian or Balsamic vinaigrette optional


  • Combine the ground beef, sausage, bell peppers, salt and Parmesan and mix together, being careful not to overmix.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. While grill heats, form mixture into 8¬†patties, using about 2/3 cup of meat mixture for each. Press to 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Grill, turning once, until just cooked through, about 6¬†min total.
  • 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.


Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 433mg | Vitamin A: 8.9% | Vitamin C: 17.7% | Calcium: 6.2% | Iron: 14.7%