Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Everyday with Rachel Ray. Tweaked just a tiny bit by me. A sturdy bun is a must, and a little more fresh basil on top never hurt anyone.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, season meat with plenty of salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties, thinner in middle for more even cooking.
  2. In a saucepan, heat oil over med heat. Add onion and cook til softened, about 5 min; add the garlic and cook 2 min more, then stir in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat and simmer 5 min; stir in basil.
  3. In large skillet, heat a drizzle of oil over med-high. Add patties and cook, turning once til desired doneness.
  4. While patties are cooking, in small saucepan, melt butter over med heat; whisk in flour for 1 min then whisk in milk. Season with salt , pepper, and nutmeg. Cook til thickened, about 5 minute Stir in ricotta and parmesan.
  5. Spoon some red sauce on roll bottoms, then top with patties. Dollop with cheese sauce and place top bun on cheese.