Sausage and Peppers Burger

It’s time to get ready for some football, so I thought we might as well get geared up and conditioned for some tailgating with another burger for the week. This one is a twofer stack that combines a burger with some sausage and peppers.

Sausage and Peppers Burger via Real Food by Dad

I’m all about extreme burgers lately. Sure it’s heavy food, but summer is nearly over anyways, so let’s beef-up for the onset of fall.

And if you are a regular reader here, then you know Naomi and I at times like to do a little blogger vs. blogger face-off. Today we did burgers, a theme picked out by our little guy Cole, so hit the jump here to see what she came up with. And pssst. . .  he was also the judge that picked mine as the winner. Of course photo and presentation, Naomi easily has me beat.

Lucky for us, we love working together so a little friendly kitchen competition is always fun.

Sausage and Peppers Burger | Real Food by Dad

Yield: Serves 4

Sausage and Peppers Burger

Sausage and Peppers Burger


  • 1 pound 20 percent fat ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 pound ground rib-eye beef steak
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cooked spicy Italian Sausage, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup onions, browned
  • 1/2 cup green peppers (and red if desired), browned


  1. Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high until sizzling hot.
  2. Using your hands, blend chuck and rib-eye; divide mixture into four equal parts. Shape each portion into round patty, about 3/4-inch thick and 4-inches in diameter.
  3. Season 1 side of each patty with salt and pepper. Place seasoned-side–down in hot skillet. Cook until bottom side is browned and crusty, about 5-7 minutes. Season top side of patties and flip. Place cheese over browned side of patties. Cook patties to desired doneness. Transfer burger patties to bun bottoms and layer with sausage, onions and peppers. Serve immediately





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11 comments to " Sausage and Peppers Burger "

  • Liz @ FloatingKitchen

    Ha ha. Yes. I’m well on my way to beef-ing up for fall and winter. Wouldn’t want to get too cold now! This sandwich is awesome, Matt. And what a lucky little guy Cole is that he gets to be the judge of you and Naomi’s creations!

  • No Spoon Necessary

    I’m all for a two-fer, especially when it’s done to the extreme AND all beefed up! Love these burgers, Matt! I am not jealous of Cole, because NO WAY could I ever choose between you and Naomi’s creations… you both bring the culinary deliciousness! Pinned! Hope you guys have a great weekend!

  • grandbabycakes

    OMG YES!!!!!! I want this!!!

  • My husband definitely won’t let me forget that football time is ALMOST HERE. Which means I need to have some delish food to faceplant into while I pretend to understand what is happening on my tv screen. THIS BURGER. I need it. That is all. Pinned!
    P.s I am totally jealous of Cole. I want to help judge!

  • Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I’ll have to hop over to see who gets my vote, but these look PRETTY good! A little healthy competition is good for the soul. 😉

  • Alice Choi

    I love that you guys had your own version of Chopped!!! so fun! I’d have to side with Naomi’s burger on this one tho. . her smoked mac and cheese on the burger . . whoa . .!!! But I would love to try BOTH! looks so good!!

  • What a fun competition! Love it. This burger looks absolutely amazing. Happy Friday, Matt!

  • Tutti Dolci

    What a burger! These look killer, now I need to check out Naomi’s burger!

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}

    I definitely think that tailgating requires practice – I better get geared up now and start with this burger!!

  • Kelley @

    This burger looks amazing and would be a hit in my house! Perfect burger for tailgating!

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