Bryan Gardner

Sausage-and-Mushroom Burgers with Broccoli Rabe

Prep: 35 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves 4


  • 1Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add mushrooms; season with salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Heat 1 more tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high. Add broccoli rabe; season with salt. Cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and red-pepper flakes. Transfer to another bowl.
  • 2Wipe skillet clean. Stir together sausage and mushrooms; season with salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium-high. Cook patties, flipping once, until just cooked through, about 6 minutes. Top each with cheese, cover, and cook until melted, about 30 seconds. Serve on rolls with mayonnaise, broccoli rabe, and more red-pepper flakes.


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, finely chopped (4 cups)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces broccoli rabe (from 1 bunch), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casing
  • 4 slices provolone
  • 4 Portuguese or ciabatta rolls, halved and lightly toasted
  • Mayonnaise, for serving

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