sausage burgers

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Sweet or hot Italian sausages may be summertime staples, but they also deserve kudos for how easily they transform into flavorful patties any time of year. Since the meat is already seasoned, all you have to do is remove the casings, form the pork into burger patties, brush with oil and cook over moderate heat until browned and crusty, about 5 minutes per side. While the burgers cook, sauté a bag of baby spinach with garlic in olive oil for a fresh-tasting topping. Toasted ciabatta rolls will soak up the juices.

Get the recipe: Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach