Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs. Get a grownup's help because it requires using a grill.
Prep time: 25 minutes
6 ounces ground beef, 70% lean
4 ounces sweet Italian sausage, casing removed
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
4 1-ounce slices whole-milk mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 hamburger buns
1/4 cup warm pizza sauce, store-bought or already prepared
measuring cups and spoons
Prepare grill (you'll need help from your adult assistant).
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 2 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.