Fennel-Sage Pork Burgers w Provolone & Peppers

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Fennel-Sage Pork Burgers w Provolone & Peppers

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 560kcal



  • 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:

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat , add olive oil, peppers, onion, salt, pepper, and fennel seed.
  • 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.
  • Remove from heat and keep warm until ready to serve burgers.

To make Pork Burgers:

  • Combine pork, fennel seed and sage in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • To assemble burgers, spread grainy mustard on bottom of burger bun, top with burger and sautéed peppers.


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1367mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 34.2mg | Calcium: 333mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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