Fennel-Sage Pork Burgers w Provolone & Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
A surprising, delicious take on traditional burgers, pork patties are incredible with the flavors of fennel and sage. Try them as a fun option for your next barbecue or game day.
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 560 kcal
  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • 1 tsp minced fresh sage
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 slices reduced fat provolone cheese
  • 4 reduced calorie hamburger buns
  • 8 tsp grainy mustard
Sautéed Peppers
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced peppers any color
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp fennel seed
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • pinch hot pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp minced fresh sage
To make Sautéed Peppers:
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat , add olive oil, peppers, onion, salt, pepper, and fennel seed.
  2. Cook, stirring frequently until peppers are soft or approximately 8 minutes. Stir in garlic, hot pepper flakes, and fresh sage and cook an additional minute.
  3. Remove from heat and keep warm until ready to serve burgers.
To make Pork Burgers:
  1. Combine pork, fennel seed and sage in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Coat an outdoor grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Cook burgers approximately 5-6 minutes per side or until just cooked through (it’s ok if pork burgers are a little pink in the middle). Add provolone cheese and heat to melt.
  3. To assemble burgers, spread grainy mustard on bottom of burger bun, top with burger and sautéed peppers.

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