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2 lbs. bulk Italian Sausage ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 2 medium green peppers, seeded and sliced 1 medium sweet onion, peeled and sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt 8 slices mozzarella cheese 8 hamburger buns 4 tablespoons softened butter garlic powder to taste Prepared spaghetti sauce (your favorite brand), warmed in the microwave -Preheat grill (or grill pan) to medium/high. -In a large bowl, mix together (I used my hands) the sausage, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and basil. -Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into burger patties. -Grill the patties on a preheated grill (or grill pan) for approximately 7-8 minutes per side (cover for half of the cooking time). -Meanwhile, in a grill basket (or a large stovetop skillet), season and cook the green peppers and onions with the salt and olive oil until they are slightly wilted and no longer crunchy. Stirring occasionally. -Place the cheese on the burgers and cook just until the cheese has melted. Remove from the grill and keep warm. -Spread the softened butter on both sides of the buns and season with garlic powder to taste. -Place the buns (butter side down) on the grill and cook until they're browned and lightly crispy. -Place a burger on a bun, top with prepared warmed sauce, and the green pepper and onions. -Serve hot.
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5 from 4 votes

Best Italian Sausage Pizza Burgers

Italian Sausage Pizza Burgers are the best of both worlds (pizza and burgers), and they take less time to get on the table than traditional delivery from your local pizza joint.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: burgers, dinner
Cuisine: Italian Cuisine
Servings: 8 burgers
Calories: 676kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bulk Italian Sausage
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, plus more for the buns
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 medium green bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup prepared marinara sauce, warmed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat grill (or grill pan) to medium/high.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sausage, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and basil.
  • Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into burger patties.
  • Grill the patties on a preheated grill (or grill pan) for approximately 7-8 minutes per side (cover for half of the cooking time).
  • Meanwhile, in a grill basket (or a large stovetop skillet), season and cook the green peppers and onions with the salt and olive oil until they are slightly wilted and no longer crunchy. Stirring occasionally.
  • Place the cheese on the burgers and cook just until the cheese has melted. Remove from the grill and keep warm.
  • Spread the softened butter on both sides of the buns and season with garlic powder to taste.
  • Place the buns (butter side down) on the grill, or skillet, and cook until they're browned and lightly crispy.
  • Place a burger on a bun, top with prepared warmed marinara sauce, and the sauteed green pepper and onions.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 2014mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 3.6mg