Italian Hamburgers Recipe
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Italian Hamburgers Recipe

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These burgers make a super supper that takes only minutes to prepare but still leaves the impression that I've spent time cooking.—Ronda Lawson, Dublin, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Hot cooked spaghetti, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 192 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 626mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef and sprinkle 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese over mixture; mix well. Shape into six patties.
  2. In a large skillet, cook patties for 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Combine the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning; pour over patties. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. serve patties and sauce over spaghetti if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Hamburgers in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p9

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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kelbuz User ID: 4814902 203153
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"My kids and I all loved these. They were easy to amke and delicious."

izymoe User ID: 4234381 72864
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"I have made this several times. I tweak the stronger spices to suit my children's taste. It is easy and oh-so-yummy!"

TinaHurt User ID: 3760711 24586
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"This went over very well with my family of picky eaters! Simple and delicous. I also tried it with a jar of spaghetti sauce with mushrooms instead of the tomato sauce and it was very good!"

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