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

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 burgers
Calories: 421kcal

Print Recipe


  • 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


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

For the burgers

  • Shape ground beef into 8 patties. Keep cool.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wash, core and remove seeds from red and green peppers.  Slice thinly.
  • Remove onion skin and ends.  Cut onion in half and slice thinly.
  • Toss pepper and onions in olive and season with salt and pepper.
  • Wrap peppers and onions in a double layer of heavy-duty tin foil. 
  • Place foil packet on grill and cook on medium-high for about 10 or 15 minutes.
  • 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

  • To Serve
  • Cut each Italian Loaf into 3 pieces and slice to make rolls.
  • Toast rolls on the grill
  • 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!



Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 835IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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  1. Marc
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    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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