Turkey Sausage & Peppers Burger

Turkey Sausage & Peppers Burger

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2014

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 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


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  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 (see Tip), 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.
  • Equipment: Grill basket
  • Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Per serving: 409 calories; 18 g fat(6 g sat); 5 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 85 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 4 g added sugars; 280 IU vitamin A; 27 mg vitamin C; 198 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 724 mg sodium; 548 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (45% daily value), Iron (22% dv), Calcium (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, ½ high-fat meat, ½ fat

Reviews 3

August 14, 2016
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By: newyorkie
I made these into sliders with parker rolls and butter lettuce for the non-carb eaters. It was a hit! I also used dark meat ground turkey and spicy turkey sausage from the Farmers Market. Grilled up some mushrooms too. Super yummy and easy!
September 06, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Even Beef Lovers will Like this one!! This recipe is amazing! The burgershave loads of flavor and stay really moist. A lot of turkey burgers get dry and fall apart on the grill but these hold together perfectly. My new favorite turkey burgers!
June 28, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
New fave summer grill recipe. This was so good that my teenagers didn't complain about eating a whole wheat bun! Grilled peppers, onions, and cheese were wonderful. The sausage flavor was throughout the entire patty even though so little sausage was used. This recipe will go on regular rotation Pros: Easy, family pleaser,
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