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Italian Hamburgers

 Italian Hamburgers
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • Combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble beef and sprinkle 3
  • tablespoons Parmesan cheese over mixture; mix well. Shape into six
  • patties.
  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 192 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.