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These saucy burgers have just enough spice to delight the taste buds. An optional addition would be a slice of mozzarella cheese on top."



28 oz. can crushed tomatoes, undrained

1/2 can (6 oz) tomato paste

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

2 teaspoons salt

1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves


1 1/2 lb bulk hot Italian sausage

1 lb ground beef

1/3 saltine cracker crumbs

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

20 small round buns


FOR SAUCE: In 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, bring tomatoes, tomato paste, dried oregano, salt and chipotle chile to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. If desired, with potato masher, crush tomatoes to form sauce. Stir in basil.

In large bowl, combine all slider ingredients: Mix well. Shape into patties 2 to 2 1/2 inches in diameter. This can be measured using an ice cream scoop with mixture slightly rounded.

In large skillet or Dutch oven, brown patties in batches over medium-high heat, remove cooked patties to slow cooker on low setting. Pour sauce over patties. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Serve on small round buns(dollar buns).

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