Italian Sausage and Pepper Burgers

  • prep time30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4

Burgers made with hot and sweet Italian sausage served on a ciabatta roll with peppers and provolone.

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Directions for: Italian Sausage and Pepper Burgers


1 Tbsp olive oil

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced

1 Tbsp tomato paste

12 oz hot Italian sausage (if links, remove casings)

12 oz sweet Italian sausage (if links, remove casings)

8 slices provolone

¼ cup mayonnaise

3 Tbsp pesto

4 ciabatta rolls, buttered and lightly toasted

Pickled banana peppers, for topping


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and saute until the onions are translucent and the peppers are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat.

2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium high.

3. Combine both sausages in a bowl. Form into 4 patties. Grill until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Top each burger with some of the onions and peppers and 2 slices of cheese, cover the grill and cook until the cheese melts.

4. In a bowl, add the mayo and pesto and stir to combine. Spread the rolls with the pesto mayo, add the burgers and banana peppers and serve immediately.

Source and Credits

Adapted from "Endless Summer" by Katie Lee © Harry N. Abrams 2015. Provided courtesy of Katie Lee. All rights reserved.

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