Salsiccia Burger


  • 1.8 pounds Italian Salsiccia sausage
  • 4-6 slices pancetta
  • 4-6 slices buffalo mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Green and black seedless olives, sliced
  • 3-4 teaspoons barbecue sauce
  • Lettuce, to garnish


  • Peel the casing off the sausage to free the meat within, and form it into a patty (approximately 3 links should make 1 patty). 
  • Freeze the patties for 1 hour.
  • Heat the grill to 400°F.
  • Slice the tomatoes and olives in half. 
  • Grill the patties over high, direct heat for 4 minutes on each side. Add the pancetta after you've flipped each one and grill for an additional 4 minutes before adding the mozzarella. Reduce the heat (or move the patties to indirect heat) and grill for another 15 minutes. 
  • Build the burger on toasted ciabatta by layering the barbecue sauce, lettuce, salsiccia patty, tomatoes, and olives. For bonus points, pair it with a glass of Montepulciano, and serve.