This Sausage and Peppers Burger is juicy, flavorful, hearty and topped with a spicy homemade marinara sauce. They’re fast to put together and easy for a weeknight.
You know what happens when you slow down? You get a new perspective. 🙂
Thank you to all my internet friends who’ve emailed me, asking me where I’ve been. I heart each and every one of you…I truly and sincerely do.
You all probably want an explanation to where I’ve been the last few weeks, yea?
I’m just sayin’ – it’s The Husband’s fault. It totally is.
He’s been working looonnnggg hours, weekends and late nights and one (me) can only have so many experiment recipe nights before I have more food than one (me) can eat. Finally, you resign yourself to the fact that Costco’s frozen, convenience foods are not going to kill you. So far, I’m living proof of that. 🙂
The Husband claims I barely eat enough to keep vertical anyway, so the transition to not cooking has not killed me, but it’s totally put a lid on my food blogging life. And, I’m sad because I love to cook and feed people.
But, this weekend, I finally put my processed food down and insisted he play with me. 🙂 And we had a great time that I can’t wait to tell you about over the next few weeks.
After playing in Winthrop on Saturday (I can’t wait to tell you about Winthrop!!!), Sunday was a day we needed to slow down and rest together.
But…, while I was in Winthrop, I bought a sign that was sssooo a reflection of where we are right now.
Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. I love that!
And because I finally had him trapped at home…, I made “man burgers”. His choice, chosen out of several magazines, just because he was here and I was insistent on feeding him!
These burgers are juicy, flavorful, hearty and topped with a spicy homemade marinara sauce (recipe coming this week!). They’re fast to put together, easy for a weeknight or weekend – and so good, they’ll go on your endless rotation list.
So, from my kitchen to yours – here’s celebrating having our loved ones at home. Oh how we like to fill their bellies – and their hearts!
p.s. please write and tell The Husband – “stay home”! 🙂
Sausage and Peppers Burger
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 8 ounces hot Italian sausage casings removed, and sausage crumbled
- 1 clove garlic grated
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 red onion sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices
- 1 red bell pepper cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 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
- Combine the ground beef, sausage, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl; mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four 3/4-inch-thick patties; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve the burgers on the buns and top with the onion-pepper mixture, basil and marinara sauce. Serve with chips (optional).
Recipe from Food Network @ Sausage and Peppers Burgers.
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
What a super creative, awesome recipe! I would have never thought of turning sausage and peppers into a burger!! And that sign… LOVE that sign. I sometimes am guilty of working so hard, I forget to live! A great reminder for sure 🙂
I know, right? Working can SO get in the way of a balanced (and fun!) life. Now you know why I bought it! Such a great reminder! Have a great week Chris!
I’ve truly missed you, Kristi, and I’m so glad you’re back! It’s nice that you got a break, and you’re back with a vengeance — these burgers look so awesome from the beef-sausage mix, homemade marinara and peppers! I’m really craving one of these bad boys right about now!
Thanks Marcie! I’ve truly missed all of you too! Cooking for one is so not fun! But, I’m going to work on new ideas for recipes so that I don’t have a dry spell again! Have a beautiful week and thanks for understanding!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Welcome back, Kristi! That sign is so, so true. What a fab dinner for you guys to enjoy together, at home, relaxing. 🙂 This burger would be a big hit in my house for sure! Looking forward to reading about that spicy marinara, too. Yum!
Thanks Alyssa! It feels good to be blogging again. I have missed all of you! Augh!…life can so get in the way of good eats, you know? 🙂
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
Kristi, this burger looks delicious! I know it’s good to take a break every now and then. I love that sign! That can be true all too often. I’m glad you got your husband home and enjoyed some time together.
Thanks Cindy – I have so missed you, my sistah! Taking a break is great – eating processed foods, not made at home – not so much! It feels good to be back in the kitchen cooking for The Husband. And, you’re right – I love my sign. Such a great reminder of what’s really important!
Welcome back Kristi! Missed you and your fun posts but so glad that you took some much needed time off too – we all need a break here and there to recharge and refocus:) This burger looks amazing and totally making me drool – love the awesome sign and Mr. Inspiration Kitchen – please stay home!
Hahahaha! Thanks Kelly – I missed you all too! And, thanks for telling The Husband to stay home! I need someone to feed!
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
Yay Kristi!!!!! SOOOOO glad that you are finally back!!!!! I missed reading your posts!!!!!!! :* Before I even start my rant about how SUPER DELICIOUS these burgers look, I want to tell you how awesome that sign board is! That sentence makes SO MUCH sense and I can totally relate to it! Now to these burgers! Goooodness!!!!! These look BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! And yes, what you’ve said is so so true! Sometimes, a much needed break can definitely show you the right path! 🙂 Oh, and did I mention that I’m so happppy that you’re back! 🙂 <3 :*
Thank you Samina! I have missed your amazing energy! I always smile when I read your comments!!!
miss messy says
Welcome back! These look delicious and those are some fabulous photos. Love the sign!
Thank you! The burgers are so colorful and juicy – you’d love them!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
I totally feel ya on this, girlfriend! Even though I still have my kiddos to feed when my Romeo is out of town, somehow it’s just not the same (and I sure do MISS HIM)!!! Plus, without his hearty appetite to help us out … the leftovers tend to pile up more than I can munch away at them (and I’m a pretty good little muncher, no doubt!). So let’s just send a message to both our guys … “We will make you these insanely wonderful burgers … stay home and play!!!” 😀
Hahahaha! I love that Shelley – YES! It just isn’t the same if you don’t have a good eater in the house!
Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron says
I’m so glad you’re back, Kristi! I love these “man burgers”! They sure look delicious! Is this your way of getting your husband to stay home? LOL
Love that sign!
Yes, Ruby it is! Haha! When he’s gone, I don’t have anyone to cook for – and I love to feed people! Have a wonderful week!
I think we all need to step away sometimes…and doesn’t the best inspiration come at those times? I can’t even tell you how genius this burger is! Really! I’m pinning now to make these this weekend! I know my family is just going to LOVE them! Gorgeous pics!
Yes! The best inspiration does come at times when we step away. I just always feel like I missed an opportunity with all that free time. Thank you so much for the pin! I hope you LOVE them!!! And, thanks for the compliments on the photos!
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
I love that sign and can relate! I also love this burger! Super delicious. 🙂
I think all of us busy bloggers can relate, yes? Blogging takes a LOT of time! It’s like a full time job by itself! So glad you like the burger Tina!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
Love this idea! I have many fond memories of the late night sausage cart when I lived on the East coast, so these burgers sound awesome! And omg those buns…
Oh my gosh Jess! I’ve never seen a late night sausage cart! But, it sounds fun and delish when you’re craving something late at night! And sigh…yes!…these are our favorite buns. So good! Have a beautiful week!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Oh, I feel like this is me too! When I am super busy, I eat take out or pick up something quick way too often. Even after my busy season ended at the beginning of May, its been one thing after another so I haven’t quite gotten back into the grove of cooking dinner every night. But I definitely want to add these burgers to the menu soon. There is nothing like a delicious burger!
Miss Ashley – you are seriously one of the busiest people I know. I don’t know how you do it all! Come over, I will make you a burger so you can rest! 🙂
Yay! So glad you are back! And what a way to come back! These burgers look fantastic and the pictures look like they are out of a photography book. The colors are so vivid!
Thank you Christin! Your comments on the photos humble me. Sometimes they just work, you know? 🙂 Have a wonderful week – and YES!…it feels GREAT to be back. I canNOT tell you all how much I’ve missed you!
These burgers are gorgeous! I love love all those colorful peppers and sausage! My meat-loving brothers will adore these burgers. Can’t wait to try at my next barbecue! 🙂 Pinned!
Thanks for the pin Sarah! They are definitely man-pleasing burgers! Huge, hearty and juicy! I think they are the perfect BBQ burger! Have a beautiful week!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
This looks absolutely delicious! What a perfect summer dinner 🙂
Thanks Rachel! It’s definitely a filling burger for summer! Have a great weekend!
Such a great idea Kristi, I love that you mix together ground beef and sausage…I can only imagine the taste of this burgers…and yes I love the sign as well, it is to true and we all should be aware of it.
Enjoy your week dear 😀
Thanks Juliana! I so, so, so love when you visit. You’re such a positive influence in the food blogging world! Have a beautiful weekend, my friend. 🙂
Such a great looking recipe! I agree with that sign too!!
Thanks Ami! Isn’t that sign the bomb??? Something we ALL need to remember! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
Dear Kristi’s Hubby,
Please stay home because you are depriving us all of Kristi’s fabulous company and delicious food. And that is tragic and terribly selfish. 😉
ps- This burger looks delicious! My husband just walked by and said, “Yum!” So…I know what I’ll be making the next time he is in town!
pps- My Hubs and I need that sign. For serious.
Haha! Thank you for the letter Lindsey – I’m going to make SURE he sees it! I’m learning that a LOT of us need that sign! p.s. tell your Hubby to stay home too! Lindsey needs to eat more than salads! LOL
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
This is such a creative recipe idea!! I love it!
Thanks Ashley! It was different than anything we’ve tried too!
I need one of these burgers in my belly! Wow! Love love love the photos! xoxo
Ahhhhh, thanks for the photo compliments Johlene! That means the world to me coming from a great photographer like yourself!
Oh, I hope that his hours slow down soon!! These burgers looks like perfect man food : ) My husband (well and me too!) would love them – anything sausage and peppers sounds absolutely delicious!
Yes! Me too Ashley! It’s terrible not having anyone to cook for. I’m so glad you like the burgers. I hope you have a great weekend!
Woah…that is one CRAZY good looking burger! Your husband was missing out and I’m sure he wants to be around all the time to enjoy your food. I can’t believe you don’t eat much…you must not cook enough for yourself because it always looks delicious. Have a great rest of the week. PS – I also love that sign. : )
Hahaha! I know, right? I eat more than he admits 🙂 (smart Husband!), but I have to admit…when I cook and taste it as I go, by the time it hits the table, I’m not that hungry. I’m so glad you like the sign. I think all of us need a reminder some times! Have a beautiful weekend!
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
Your stunning picture make me really really hungry. It must be a delicious burger!
It was a delicious burger – you’d love it Daniela!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
Kristi!! I missed your big Coming back party!! I had to take a bit of a break myself. I’m glad to hear you got your hubby back again!! These burgers look fantastic!!!
Reneeeeeeee!!! So glad you’re back! I thought you’d taken a break – I missed you too! Thanks for the compliments on the burger – it’s one beefy burger! Have a great day!