Turkey Sausage & Peppers Burger
ACTIVE: 30 minutes TOTAL: 30 minutes
If you love the classic flavors of the Italian sausage and peppers sandwich, this healthy
burger recipe, inspired by that flavor combination, is for you. If you don’t have a grill
basket, fold a 24-inch piece of heavy-duty foil in half and crimp up the edges to create a
lip; this will prevent the vegetables from sliding through the grill rack.
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 medium green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
10 ounces 93%-lean ground turkey
2 links sweet or hot turkey sausage, casings removed
¼ cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
½ teaspoon garlic powder
4 slices provolone cheese
4 small whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
1. Place a grill basket on one side of grill. Preheat to medium-high.
2. Toss onion, bell pepper, oil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and pepper in a large bowl.
Transfer to the preheated grill basket. Cook, stirring a few times, until the vegetables are
soft, 12 to 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, combine ground turkey, sausage, breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, garlic powder
and the remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning in a medium bowl. Shape into four 4-inch
patties. Oil the grill rack, place the burgers on it and cook for 4 minutes. Turn them over,
top with the grilled vegetables and cheese; continue grilling until the burgers are cooked
through and the cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes more. Serve on buns.
SERVES 4, 1 BURGER EACH
Calories 409, Fat 18g (sat 6g), Cholesterol 85mg, Carbs 32g, Fiber 5g, Total sugars 6g,
Protein 31g, Sodium 724mg, Potassium 548mg, Folate 37mcg, Calcium 198mg.
Tip: An oiled grill rack keeps your food from sticking. Once your grill is good and hot,
dip a folded paper towel in a little oil, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack.