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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine egg and 1/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce in a large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs, onion, basil or oregano, and garlic. Add beef and sausage; mix well. Shape meat mixture into eight 1/2-inch-thick patties.

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  • Tear off a 12x18-inch piece of heavy foil. Place pepper strips in center of foil; drizzle with oil. Bring up two opposite edges of foil; seal with a double fold. Then fold in remaining ends to enclose the peppers, leaving space for steam to build.

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  • Grill burgers and foil packet on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 10 to 12 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in side of burgers registers 160 degrees F. and peppers are tender, turning burgers and foil packet once halfway through grilling time.

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  • Top each burger with some of the pepper strips and a half slice of cheese; cover and grill about 15 seconds more or until cheese melts.

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  • Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 cup spaghetti sauce. To serve, place burgers on rolls. Spoon spaghetti sauce over burgers. Pass any remaining sauce. Makes 8 servings.

Menu Suggestion:

Make it a meal with corn on the cob and deli three-bean salad.

Nutrition Facts

540 calories; 27 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 106 mg cholesterol; 995 mg sodium. 41 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 31 g protein; 583 IU vitamin a; 20 mg vitamin c; 162 mg calcium; 5 mg iron;

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