Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms

Chile peppers add a spicy kick to these pork burgers, which are served on pita bread. Try them for a quick weeknight dinner.

Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms
25 mins
  • 2 red and/or green sweet peppers
  • 1 banana, jalapeno or other chile pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire or soy sauce
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 pita bread rounds or other flat bread
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
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Slice half the peppers in rings; set aside. Chop remaining. In bowl combine chopped peppers, pork, 2 teaspoons of the Worcestershire, and 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper. Shape in four 3/4-inch-thick patties. In large hot skillet cook patties over medium-high 10 to 12 minutes; turn once (160 degrees F internal temp.). Transfer to plates; cover. In same skillet cook pepper rings and mushrooms 3 minutes; sprinkle salt.
Wrap bread in paper towels. Microcook on HIGH for 30 seconds. For sauce, combine mayonnaise, remaining Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper. Place burgers on bread; top with pepper-mushroom mixture. Pass sauce. Makes 4 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 693, Fat, total (g) 47, chol. (mg) 92, sat. fat (g) 12, carb. (g) 40, Monosaturated fat (g) 16, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 14, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 27, vit. A (IU) 1312, vit. C (mg) 53, Thiamin (mg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Niacin (mg) 10, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Folate (g) 101, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1, sodium (mg) 734, Potassium (mg) 719, calcium (mg) 91, iron (mg) 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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