Pork Burgers with Peppers


Try a new burger alternative with this pork burger, a take on Italian sausage and peppers.


  • 1 pound ground pork

  • ¾ teaspoon fennel seeds

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar

  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella

  • 4 toasted buns


  1. Heat a grill to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. In a bowl, mix pork with fennel seeds. Form into 4 patties. On a large piece of foil, combine oil, peppers, and onion. Season with salt and pepper. Fold foil around vegetables and crimp ends. Grill packet until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Season patties with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.

  2. In a medium bowl, toss vegetables with vinegar. Top each patty with vegetables and a slice of mozzarella. Cover grill and cook until cheese is bubbling, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve burgers on toasted buns.

Cook's Notes

Indoor method: In an oiled grill pan or cast-iron skillet, cook vegetables over medium-high. Wipe skillet clean; cook burgers in same pan.

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