Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms








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

  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 (Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms)

Per serving: 693 kcal , 47 g fat (12 g sat. fat , 14 g polyunsaturated fat , 16 g monounsaturated fat ), 92 mg chol. , 734 mg sodium , 40 g carb. , 3 g fiber , 4 g sugar , 27 g pro.