TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 package (14 ounces) smoked sausage links
  • 8 hot dog or hoagie buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 447 calories, 26g fat (9g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 929mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide into eight portions and shape each portion around a sausage link.
  2. Grill or broil until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, turning frequently. Serve on buns. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Smoked Linkburgers in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p119

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