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March 14, 2016

Weekend Mash-Up // Meatball Burger Recipe, Veggie Rolls & Cutting Carbs

Mondays are meant for looking through your weekend photos and wishing you could rewind back to two days ago, or fast forward yourself to Friday. And since I’m no Doc Brown, here’s to looking back 😉

Sunnyside Egg & Roasted tomatoes

The “Picture Perfect” Yolk. Obviously not talking about the unruly egg on the right. The best way to achieve a bright yellow yolk, with a perfectly cooked egg white? Pour egg white in a lightly oiled pan first over medium heat, leaving yolk whole in the shell. Wait until the white of egg is 1/2 way cooked and then add your yolk on top. Let the egg sizzle for a couple more minutes and there you’ve got yourself a beauty. I paired the eggs with some oven roasted tomatoes and a side of toast topped with fresh basil & red pepper flakes. 

Sunnyside Egg & Roasted Tomatoes

Green Veggie Rolls

I also decided to snap a couple pictures of my lunch. Cucumber, Avocado, & aqua greens make for a super easy vegetable roll. I was trying to create a “St Patricks” themed lunch by adding green food dye to the sushi rice however it became more of an eyesore and totally weirded me out when I was trying to eat the rolls. Needless to say, I’ll never dye my rice again. Womp womp. Recipe fail.

Green Veggie Rolls

Bon Appetit & Pizza

To make up for my lunch failure, I needed a pizza cleanse with some fermented grapes. My life remedy. 

Bread from Pizzeoli

Isn’t she just a beauty???? Definitely not baked by yours truly. Picked up this loaf of love at Pizzeoli’s in St. Louis.  So if you’re in the St. Louis area and are wanting some fresh gluten, call up Scott and place an order. The best part aside from the taste? It’s only six dollars……. need I say more.

Meatball Burger Sandwich

Meatball Burger Sandwich

With all the bread I had leftover (since it is just me, myself & I…. and my son is literally only 20 pounds) I decided to whip up some SUPER easy meatball burger sandwiches using the leftover roasted tomatoes from breakfast, some tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella & a little burrata. What my sandwich dreams are made of.

Meatball Burger recipe below. From start to finish you can pump out eight of these burgers in under thirty minutes. 

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Meatball Burger Sandwich
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For the Meatball Burger
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb sweet italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  • ½ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
Sandwich Extras
  • Bread
  • Burrata
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Roasted Tomatoes
  • Sauce
  1. In a medium bowl add all of your meatball burger ingredients and mix together with your hands.
  2. Form 8-10 patty, poking a small hole (that doesn't reach the bottom) into each patty.
  3. On a grill pan, over medium high heat, add four burgers at at time (or more if you can), cover and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side until done.
  4. Remove and assemble sandwich. Toast in oven for a couple of minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve warm.



  1. Love the tip on the perfect fried egg – would never have thought of doing that! And amazing meatball sandwich too – looks seriously epic – especially with the human element of your hands barely fitting around it!! x

    • Julia says:

      Thanks Claudia!! I ended up having to break the sandwich down to actually fit into my mouth. Or did i……. 😉 Ooops.

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