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Old 03-03-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Double Hot Italian Burger w/ Provolone & Parmesan (pRoN HeAvY)

Can an Italian Meatball Sandwich be made into a double cheeseburger?

Why not!?

It of course starts with a marinara sauce:

(From left to right: salt, pepper, cayenne, basil, parsley, oregeno, garlic powder, onion flakes. Front: can of dice tomatoes. Back: olive oil.)

Finished marinara:

Then we'll be needing some Italian sausage. I chose my homemade Hot Italian Sausage which was made from freshly and coarsely ground pork butt. (Recipe: http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=182113)

Form the Hot Italian Sausage into patties--think outside the sphere :

Gotta have some bread and cheese! (Hamburger bun would be a more popular choice but I wanted Italian bread this time.)

(Back: loaf of Italian bread partially sliced. Front from left to right: Provolone & Parmesan.)

Spread garlic butter on the bread, on one side:

Determination is needed in order to finish this burger! We must be able to disregard the weather:

Slap them lil' patties on the grill! (sizzle!) :

We both know the drill..


and cheese...

and bread..

(Garlic butter side of bread was finished off in the broiler for obvious reasons.)

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Mmmm... melted bubbling provolone:

Assembly from bottom to top: bottom slice of bread, marinara, grated parmesan, burger, provolone, marinara, grated parmesan, burger, provolone, marinara, grated parmesan, top slice of bread.

And voila!

The Double Hot Italian Burger w/ Provolone & Parmesan!

Oh my, did it taste good. Tasted like an Italian Meatball Sandwich but had the high performance handling of a burger!

Thanks for reading.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:36 PM   #2
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Looks tasty. Great job!
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:41 PM   #3

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OMGosh..........That looks awesome. Thanks for the great idea.
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:43 PM   #4
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Wow! Nice double meatball sand....errr I mean cheeseburger
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:33 AM   #5
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That looks very good!
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:05 AM   #6
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Awesome looking "burger."
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:51 AM   #7
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Another winner looking plate there dear... Let me guess, you made the bread too? ;)
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:42 AM   #8
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Nice twist on a burger. Looks great!
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:48 AM   #9
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Dang fine lookin burger there!

That's really thinkin outside the box and making me real hungry
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:50 AM   #10
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shut up and take my money. excellent!
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dang, that looks great!!!
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Looks real good! And what dedication, taking your flash out to the grill

And that Hasty Bake is sweet! I really hope you don't go through with chopping a hole in her.

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Old 03-04-2014, 08:03 AM   #15
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Excellent, great pics and great job!
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