This is an absolutely wonderful grilled Italian hamburger. You may add a little garlic powder also, and top with a thin slice of Mozzarella cheese as well. I do suggest you make the full recipe as leftovers never last more than two days at my house. These are wonderful with a big slice of very sweet onion and catsup. Some people like to add a slice of Mozzarella cheese before popping them in the foil and before heating again.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the ground beef, sausage, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, olive oil, salt, pepper, and anise seed together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour. Mix again after refrigerating. Divide the mixture into 12 portions and form into oblong burgers with rounded edges, approximately 4 inches wide and 12 inches long. They should be somewhat thin.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate. Also, preheat an oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly brush the butter over the cut sides of the baguettes.

  • Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). About 5 minutes before the meat is finished, lay the open baguette halves on the grill and brown each side until toasted. Place each burger into the baguette, close the baguette, and then wrap snugly with aluminum foil.

  • Bake the wrapped sandwiches in the preheated oven for 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

683.5 calories; protein 40.6g 81% DV; carbohydrates 65.7g 21% DV; fat 28.1g 43% DV; cholesterol 104.1mg 35% DV; sodium 1342.9mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2011
I omitted the anise seed because I didn't have it and I added four cloves of fresh minced garlic to the butter before brushing it on the thick hamburger rolls which we used instead of baguettes. I made six thick burgers instead of twelve thin. These are incredible. We really loved them. We dressed these simply with homemade special sauce sliced cheddar cheese sliced tomato sliced onion and fresh bibb lettuce. Out of six there is ONE left. My husband ate two in one sitting. I'll make these again for sure. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2012
The problem with mixing ground beef with pork sausage is you have to cook the meat completely through so the grd.beef is quite over cooked although wonderful as meat loaf!! Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2011
I omitted the anise seed because I didn't have it and I added four cloves of fresh minced garlic to the butter before brushing it on the thick hamburger rolls which we used instead of baguettes. I made six thick burgers instead of twelve thin. These are incredible. We really loved them. We dressed these simply with homemade special sauce sliced cheddar cheese sliced tomato sliced onion and fresh bibb lettuce. Out of six there is ONE left. My husband ate two in one sitting. I'll make these again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Successful meal. Three of us thought they were really tasty but my daughter thought there was too much flavor of Italian sausage - probably from the 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds. I actually used two pounds of lean ground beef and one pound of bulk sausage and used the full recipe amount of seasonings. It was too hot to grill outside so I grilled them on my stovetop pan and then finished in the oven. After putting the cooked meat patties on sub rolls I added sauteed red peppers and onions and provolone cheese wrapped in foil and heated for 15 minutes. My daughter added pesto to hers after it came out of the oven. I don't think serving them on the bun is necessary. They would be good covered in grilled veggies and shredded cheese and heated in the oven until the cheese melted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
Instead of sandwiches I used this hamburger as part of a "naked burger" (no bun) meal idea to serve 4 (changed the serving size). Made a few tweaks w/ingredients I had on hand: used ground turkey instead of ground beef hot Italian sausage 3/4 of an onion 4 garlic cloves and increased the Italian seasoning. These were a hit with my husband he's already requested I make them again! Very easy to prepare and add/sub out ingredients you have in your fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
Amazing burgers! Hubby loved them for Father's Day. I halved the recipe....used an 85%/15% ground beef....used a hot Italian ground sausage.....love the fennel flavor....did omit the olive oil in the mix....didnt see a need for it....and served on nice rolls topped with provolone cheese....Just the right amount of spice and plenty of flavor and juiciness! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2012
Great burgers. This is almost the way I make my Italian meatballs with homemade Italian Tomato sauce. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2012
Great! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2012
The problem with mixing ground beef with pork sausage is you have to cook the meat completely through so the grd.beef is quite over cooked although wonderful as meat loaf!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2012
I thought these came out great. Lots of flavor and something nice to make on occasion. I didn't use the anise seed because I didn't have them on hand but these still turned out delicious. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/17/2012
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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