Chef Nino from Rouses Markets whips up a delicious burger made with ground beef and Italian sausage, stuffed with mozzarella cheese.


  • 1 pound beef (ground round)
  • ½ pound Rouses Fresh Italian Sausage with casing removed
  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3 slices mozzarella cheese, thick-sliced


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the mozzarella cheese and mix thoroughly. Cover and let rest overnight in the refrigerator.

3. Remove mixture from refrigerator and make 6 patties, about ¼ thick each.

4. Cut mozzarella cheese into 5-inch rounds and place on top of 3 of the patties. Place the other 3 patties atop the 3 cheese-topped patties, and mash the meat around the edges to form a sandwich round and “seal” the mozzarella inside the meat.

5. Place the 3 double patties on a greased cookie sheet and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 155°F. Serve on bun or bread of your choice.

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