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Homemade Hamburger with Brussels Sprouts Surprise

Homemade Hamburger with Brussels sprouts 

As everyone knows, sometimes there is nothing quite like a good old hamburger with cheese. And certainly nothing like creating a perfect homemade hamburger yourself. This homemade hamburger recipe with Brussels sprouts will have your guests talking about it.

There are lots of different types of burger, and they have lots of different names  – hamburgers, cheeseburgers, beef burgers, veggie burgers, turkey burgers, chicken burgers…… etc etc  – the list goes on. This recipe is really for a cheeseburger, as it does contain some cheese and it is certainly a burger!

Homemade cheeseburger with Brussels sprouts

Sprouts in a Burger?!

But really the surprise about this particular recipe is the use of Brussels Sprouts. We tried this hamburger and brussel sprouts recipe last year after just moving into our new house. We were working on the kitchen and had some Brussel sprouts in the fridge that needed finishing up and they ended up in the burger. It was all cooked on a camping stove in the kitchen as we did not have a cooker yet. And it turned out GREAT! Who would expect a brussel sprout burger to be a success!?

Here is a picture of THE ORIGINAL!

the original sprout burger

 

International Burgers

All countries have their own ideas about hamburger recipes, and some are just wonderful.

In Brazil, for example, they have the most fantastic burger joints where you can get a burger with almost EVERYTHING you can think of in them – even potato crisps (or chips). And believe me, they are really good.

beef burger with Brussels sprouts

 

America is known for being home of the hamburger. Recently you even get them served up cold at the White House 🙂 ! 

But new recipes for hamburgers will always be constantly changing. Even McDonalds has just started a new campaign for a new Big Mac (this time with bacon). Amazing how the big firms sometimes change their proven and trusty hamburger recipe ideas to tweak some extra profit.

American hamburgers are also renowned for being huge, tasty and full of calories. But sometimes they can be a little over the top with American cheese dripping out of them, ready to block your arteries.

Although the States might now well be home to the hamburger, there are several claims of invention to this dish. But we are not going to get into that here!

 

cheeseburger with bacon and Brussels sprouts

 

Homemade Hamburger with Sprouts

This easy homemade hamburger with Brussels sprouts recipe is for a burger that does not try and beat calorie records but tries to entice you with a mix of interesting tastes. The secret ingredient, the Brussels Sprout, is one of my own inventions, discovered by accident. This is part of our small attempt to bring the sprout back onto the dinner table. You will see some new recipes appearing here in the coming months relating to this ingredient.

I think it really complements the other ingredients well and makes it a very interesting and tasty dish. You could always add some traditional ingredients like pickled gherkins or an egg, but I think that just changes the balance. Serve up with some Belgian Frites just to fill any gaps.

The amount of ingredients you need depends on how many burgers you need to make. Below I have assumed you are just making one burger, to keep it simple.

How to make a super tasty Cheeseburger with Brussel Sprouts

Hamburger with Brussel sprouts

Hamburger with Brussel sprouts

This is a very tasty version of a traditional cheeseburger, with an extra special ingredient, the Brussel sprout, that changes the dimension.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 x Burger Bap
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Baby Rocket leaves
  • Some cheddar cheese, sliced
  • Lean Beef Burger patty (as lean as possible)
  • 3 pieces of Streaky bacon
  • Walnut oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Onion granules
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Brussels Sprouts, peeled cleaned and halved
  • Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • Hellmann’s Mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. The method will depend on how many frying pans you wish to use (or even maybe how big is your biggest frying pan!) We have a camping paella pan which we use for this type of meal. It is really handy because it is huge and you can fry everything on it at once.
  2. Place your beef patty in the pan and add the bacon, onions and sprouts at a suitable time. Fry the sprouts in walnut oil and onion granules. 
  3. The onions, bacon and beef should be fried in vegetable oil, but only a very small amount is needed. 
  4. Stir fry the onions and sprouts separately. If anything is ready before the burger then remove from the pan to prevent it burning.
  5. While everything is cooking nicely prepare your buns or baps. You may or may not want to toast your bap beforehand. I didn’t for these photos.
  6. Open the bap and spread the bottom with mayonnaise to suit. Add a bed of rocket leaves. 
  7. Then coat the top of the bap with some mustard and ketchup to suit. The baps should not be ready to receive your burger and trimmings.
  8. When one side of the burger has cooked turn it over to do the other side. At the moment you think the burger is properly cooked, then add a good slice of cheddar cheese to the top and let it melt in the pan.
  9. When everything has been properly cooked, then place the burger in the bap, add the onion, sprouts and a few slices of tomato, and you should be done.

Notes

Serve up on a plate or platter, and for those of you with smaller mouths you may want to use a knife and fork! 

I hope you enjoy!

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