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 Peppers Mushrooms
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 red and/or green sweet peppers

  • 1 banana, jalapeño or other chile pepper, seeded and chopped (optional)

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire or soy sauce

  • 8 ounce sliced fresh mushrooms

  • 4 pita bread rounds or other flat bread

  • ½ cup mayonnaise


  1. 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.

  2. 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 Facts (per serving)

693 Calories
47g Fat
40g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 693
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 734mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 52.6mg 263%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 719mg 15%
Folate, total 100.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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