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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.
Nutrition Facts
Fennel-Sage Pork Burgers w Provolone & Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 1367mg 57%
Potassium 556mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Vitamin C 41.5%
Calcium 33.3%
Iron 17.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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