Add a little spice to your life with the Spicy Italian Burger – with onions and peppers and provolone. Add Hot Dry Capocollo and a Fra Diavolo sauce and you have a burger that will have everyone saying mama mia! Manga!


Spicy Italian Burger - with onions and peppers and provolone

Spicy Italian Burger - with onions and peppers and provolone

Course: burgers, dinner, entree, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Bar food, Barbecue, BBQ, Burgers, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 burgers
Calories: 421 kcal



  • 2 lbs 80/20 ground beef
  • 8 oz sharp provolone cheese thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper large
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper large
  • 1 sweet onion large
  • 1/2 cup Fra Diavolo sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toppings: romaine lettuce tomato slices, onion
  • 1/2 lb Hot Dry Capocollo sliced thinly
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 3 loaves Seeded Italian Bread


  1. Make Fra Diavolo sauce and keep warm.  (see notes for the link to easy an recipe)

For the burgers

  1. Shape ground beef into 8 patties. Keep cool.

  2. Grill burgers on a covered grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center or desired level of doneness.
  3. While burgers are still on the grill top burgers with Hot Dry Capocollo then a slice of sharp provolone.  Cook until cheese begins to melt.

  4. Wash, core and remove seeds from red and green peppers.  Slice thinly.

  5. Remove onion skin and ends.  Cut onion in half and slice thinly.

  6. Toss pepper and onions in olive and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Wrap peppers and onions in a double layer of heavy-duty tin foil. 

  8. Place foil packet on grill and cook on medium-high for about 10 or 15 minutes.

  9. Remove from grill grates and move to top rack of the grill (if you don't have one keep warm in an oven).

For the peppers and onions

  1. To Serve

  2. Cut each Italian Loaf into 3 pieces and slice to make rolls.

  3. Toast rolls on the grill

  4. Top bottom of roll with Fra Diavolo sauce.  Place Burger on top of sauce.  Top with peppers and onions, add a thick slice of tomato and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Additional Recipes:

Simple and Easy Fra Diavolo Sauce

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Italian Burger - with onions and peppers and provolone
Amount Per Serving
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Sodium 1006mg 42%
Potassium 560mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 16.7%
Vitamin C 41.2%
Calcium 24%
Iron 18.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

  1. Marc

    This makes an amazing burger, really delicious! I’m from Philly but live in Florida so had a hard time getting a loaf of bread that tasted as good as the one in the picture looks!


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