I too used ground sausage and didn't use the olive oil when cooking the patties. After the patties were real browned I added the pepper mixture and the patties in a pan and cooked them on the grill for about an hour. This way the pepper flavor really drew through the patties. We all enjoyed these.
I used Italian Sausage "Hot" mince and made patties. Love the peppers with the sausage meat - I didn't use Oilive oil I used No Oil"olive oil" Worked just fine. Served with garlic oven fries and green beans. The touch of oregano is just right Thanks for posting the recipe was enjoyedSwede 1 6tc