Grilled Italian Pork Sausage Burgers with Fontina & Garlic Mayo
Summer Grilling

Grilled Italian Pork Sausage Burgers

with Fontina & Garlic Mayo

35 MIN
2 Servings
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    Chefs! All summer long, we're bringing you a mix of recipes designed for our favorite outdoor activity—grilling! These juicy Italian sausage burgers get a rich, cheesy lift from melty fontina mixed right into the patties—all served on toasty buns alongside a swipe of aromatic garlic mayo and slices of sweet grilled onion. It's all complete with a refreshing side salad of arugula and tomatoes.
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    Grilled Italian Pork Sausage Burgers with Fontina & Garlic Mayo
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    • 10 oz Hot Italian Pork Sausage
    • 2 Potato Buns
    • 1 Red Onion
    • 2 oz Arugula
    • 1 clove Garlic
    • 4 oz Grape Tomatoes
    • 2 oz Fontina Cheese
    • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp Honey
    • 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp Whole Dried Oregano
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    Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Preheat your grill to maintain a temperature of 450-500°F. Carefully oil the grill grates. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Peel the onion; cut into 1/2-inch rounds, keeping the layers intact. Halve the buns. Halve the tomatoes. Peel 1 clove of garlic. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like; season with salt and pepper. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening), vinegar, oregano, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. 

    Form & grill the patties
    2 Form & grill the patties

    In a bowl, combine the grated cheese and sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Using your hands, form the mixture into two ½-inch-thick patties. Grill the patties 6 to 7 minutes per side (flipping carefully, as the oil may splatter), or until browned and cooked through.* Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. 

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

    Grill the onion & toast the buns
    3 Grill the onion & toast the buns

    Place the onion rounds in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat. Grill the onion rounds 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until charred and tender. Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the grill and toast 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface.

    Finish & serve your dish
    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the arugula and halved tomatoes. Add enough of the dressing to coat (you may have extra); toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper is desired. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, garlic mayo, grilled patties, and grilled onion. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

    Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Preheat your grill to maintain a temperature of 450-500°F. Carefully oil the grill grates. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Peel the onion; cut into 1/2-inch rounds, keeping the layers intact. Halve the buns. Halve the tomatoes. Peel 1 clove of garlic. Using a zester or the small side of a box grater, finely grate into a paste. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like; season with salt and pepper. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening), vinegar, oregano, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. 

    2 Form & grill the patties

    In a bowl, combine the grated cheese and sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine. Using your hands, form the mixture into two ½-inch-thick patties. Grill the patties 6 to 7 minutes per side (flipping carefully, as the oil may splatter), or until browned and cooked through.* Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. 

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 160°F.

    Form & grill the patties
    Grill the onion & toast the buns
    3 Grill the onion & toast the buns

    Place the onion rounds in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat. Grill the onion rounds 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until charred and tender. Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the grill and toast 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned. Transfer to a work surface.

    4 Finish & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the arugula and halved tomatoes. Add enough of the dressing to coat (you may have extra); toss to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper is desired. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, garlic mayo, grilled patties, and grilled onion. Serve the burgers with the salad on the side. Enjoy!

    Finish & serve your dish