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Meaty marinara burgers recipe

Meaty marinara burgers recipe

4 ratings

This easy one-pan recipe combines rich tomato sauce and creamy buffalo mozzarella with seared beef, toasted brioche and fresh basil. A flavoursome fusion of two stateside classics; spaghetti meatballs and the all-American cheeseburger. Perfect for a treat day dinner or a family feast. See method

  • Serves 3
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 735.2 calories / serving


  • 360g minced beef
  • 1 egg
  • 40g Parmesan cheese
  • 6 sprigs parsley, picked and chopped
  • 1 tbsp golden breadcrumbs
  • 2 jars pizza sauce
  • 1 ball buffalo mozzarella, sliced into 6
  • 3 brioche buns, halved and toasted
  • 3 sprigs basil, picked

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Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    42g 60%
  • Saturates

    21g 104%
  • Sugars

    10g 11%
  • Salt

    2g 34%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 51.3g Protein 53g Fibre 3.7g


  1. Mix the minced beef, egg, parsley, breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a bowl until well-combined. Split the mixture into 3 equal portions and form into burger patties.
  2. Heat a wide, lidded saucepan to medium heat and place the burger patties in with the lid off.
  3. Cook on one side for 4 minutes, flip the burgers and top with the mozzarella and add the pizza sauce to the pan. Turn the heat to low, place the lid on and cook for a further 8 mins until the burgers are hot throughout. 
  4. Remove the burgers from the pan and place in the toasted buns. Top each burger with with the warm pizza sauce and some fresh basil and serve. 

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