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Italian Burger

September 4, 2009

Here’s the fifth entry in our weeks long burger posts.


~ John ~


As a child we had cookouts but my favorite burger came from the broilers at Burger King.  A lot has changed since then.  Living in Chicago, we discovered Kuma’s Burgers.  We bring all that visit our fair city to Kuma’s.  It is not for the faint of heart because you have to endure a tattoo’d wait staff, soft porn on the walls, eardrum busting heavy metal music and of course gourmet burgers that seem out of place.


 By far this Italian Burger is my favorite burger.  The unique blend of ground beef and Italian pork sausage gives it “personality”. Combining the tomato compote, some Dijon mustard, and provolone cheese round out this treat.  A nice compliment to this burger is the Challah bun.   

Other Burgers you might enjoy:
Greek Burger                 Raspberry Chipotle Burger               

YOWZA! Burger           Salisbury Belmont Burger                      

Siciliano Burger               Thai Coconut Basil Burger                        

Brazilian Rock Shrimp Burger


Three little burgers went to the market.


Italian Burger


     1# Italian Sausage

     1# Ground Chuck

     1/2 Cup Grated Onion

     3 Minced Garlic Cloves

     1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

     1 tbsp Dijon Mustard

     Pepper to Taste  NO salt – sausage has enough!

     Mozzarella  or Provolone Cheese or BOTH!

     Sturdy Buns like Challah


Tomato Compote


     2 Cups Small Diced Tomatoes

     Handful Chopped Fresh Basil

     3 Minced Garlic Cloves

     1-2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

     2 Tbsp Olive Oil

     Kosher Salt and Pepper to Taste

Mix together and let marinade for an hour or so

18 Comments leave one →
  1. September 5, 2009 11:27 am

    Another great burger idea!

  2. September 10, 2009 4:45 pm

    These burgers look beautiful. The recipe is a classic and well worth the small effort. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. September 11, 2009 11:47 am

    Can you mail me one of these? I’ve just been sitting here saying “oh my God” over and over. Yum!

  4. September 12, 2009 1:03 pm

    Now that’s a burger!

  5. September 12, 2009 1:09 pm

    Wonderful idea of burger you just make my weekend breakfast lovely and easy.
    Thanks buddy.:)

  6. September 12, 2009 1:43 pm

    Those are making me drool! And I love the presentation, you’re pictures are always so good!

    • foododelmundo permalink
      September 12, 2009 6:12 pm

      Thanks Grace! I wish the TasteSpotting and FoodGawker gods thought as highly of my pictures as you do.
      ~ Mary

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  8. September 12, 2009 3:02 pm

    Your site is full of GREAT recipes, especially for burgers. You are my go to website when I need a flavorful burger!!

  9. September 12, 2009 10:45 pm

    Beautiful burgers and photos! I would be quite happy to wrap my mouth around one of those.

  10. divinape permalink
    September 13, 2009 4:00 am

    Wow, that’s a really appetizing and tempting burger.

  11. September 13, 2009 9:32 am

    I love that photo of the burgers wrapped in the napkin. That burger looks so appetizing,I keep feasting my eyes on that first photo with the cheese melting right onto the patty, talk about major yum!

  12. September 13, 2009 11:04 am

    Wow.. Looks delicious. I bet putting in the pork is going to make it extra juicy. Will try this with some spicy italian. Thanks for the recipe and idea!

  13. September 14, 2009 4:42 pm

    This looks un-freaking-believable!!!! It’s making me sooo hungry!

  14. September 14, 2009 8:57 pm

    OMG so delicious! Love the food styling too!

    I must try this at home!

  15. September 26, 2009 9:54 am

    They look like people:) Cute cute cute!!

  16. October 2, 2009 8:51 pm

    loving those 3 little burgers!!! 😀 I like cute food.


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