Grilled Italian Hamburgers


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
12 sandwiches


  • 3 pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons anise seed

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 6 baguettes (14 to 16 inches), halved crosswise and split


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

684 Calories
28g Fat
66g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 684
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 1343mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 512mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.