Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.
Prep time: 25 minutes
- 6 ounces ground beef, 70% lean
- 4 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- ½ teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
- 4 1-ounce slices whole-milk mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 hamburger buns
- ¼ cup warm pizza sauce, store-bought or already prepared
- Prepare grill.
- Combine first four ingredients in a bowl. Form into two patties about an inch thick.
- Grill patties about 5 inches from coals, about 6 minutes per side, until cooked through.
- Top each burger with two slices of mozzarella about 30 seconds before removing burgers from the grill.
- Brush olive oil on the inside of each hamburger bun and lightly toast on grill until golden.
- Put 1/8 cup of warm pizza sauce on each hamburger bun, then place a burger on the bun.
Serving size: 1 burger patty with bun
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
32 g protein
47 g fat
790 mg sodium
403 mg calcium
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD