Sausage and Peppers Burger
Serves: 4
A juicy, hearty burger filled with grilled onions, red and yellow bell peppers and topped with a spicy marinara sauce.
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 ounces hot Italian sausage, casings removed, and sausage crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
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  • 1 red onion, sliced into ½ inch thick slices
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch-wide strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into ½-inch-wide strips
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 sesame hamburger buns, split
  • 4 large basil leaves, torn
  • 1 cup warmed marinara sauce, for topping
  1. Combine the ground beef, sausage, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four ¾-inch-thick patties; set aside.
  2. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Toss the onion and bell peppers with the olive oil, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Grill the vegetables, turning occasionally, until lightly browned and tender, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Brush the grill or grill pan with olive oil. Add the burgers and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side, topping with the cheese and covering during the last 2 minutes.
  4. Serve the burgers on the buns and top with the onion-pepper mixture, basil and marinara sauce. Serve with chips (optional).
Recipe by Inspiration Kitchen at