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Homemade Hamburger with Brussels Sprouts Surprise

Homemade Hamburger with Brussels Sprouts Surprise

Homemade Hamburger with Brussels sprouts 

This is a simple recipe for a homemade hamburger with Brussels Sprouts. The Brussels Sprouts are a surprise ingredient that adds a little extra something to your burger.

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 friends 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

Homemade Hamburger with Brussels Sprouts Surprise

Sprouts in a Burger?!

But really the surprise about this particular recipe is the use of Brussels Sprouts. We tried this hamburger and Brussels sprouts recipe back in 2018 after just moving into our new house.

We were working in the kitchen and had some Brussels 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 Brussels sprout burger to be a success!?

Here is a picture of THE ORIGINAL!

the original sprout burger

Gav’s 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 beefburger stuffed with almost EVERYTHING you can think of in them – even potato crisps (or chips). And believe me, they are really good.

Brazilian hot dogs are also quite special!


beef burger with Brussels sprouts


America is known for being the home of the hamburger. In recent times some guests even had them served up cold at the White House 😃 ! 

But new recipes for hamburgers will always be constantly changing. Even Mcdonald’s 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 in this burger, the Brussels Sprout, is one of my own inventions, discovered initially by accident, but repeatedly made since. This is part of our small attempt to bring the sprout back onto the dinner table.

We often cook Brussels Sprouts when they are in season at the end of the year around Christmas time. If you have any leftovers this is a good destination!

brussels sprouts burger


Here are a few more recipes that include Brussels Sprouts, for example: sprouts with pancetta, sprouts with chestnuts, and bubble and squeak cakes with sprouts.

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. Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise is of course present in this dish as one of my essential ingredients!

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.

I hope you enjoy making this recipe. If you do, please let me know how you get on in the comments section below!

How to make a super tasty Cheeseburger with Brussel Sprouts

brussels sprouts burger

Hamburger with Brussel sprouts

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This is a very tasty version of a traditional cheeseburger, with an extra special ingredient, the Brussel sprout, that moves it up a notch.


  • 1 x Burger Bap
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Baby Rocket leaves
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 100g Lean Beef Burger patty (as lean as possible)
  • 3 pieces of Streaky bacon
  • 1 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • Onion granules
  • 1/2 Red onion, sliced
  • 1 x Tomato, sliced
  • 7 Brussels Sprouts, peeled cleaned and halved
  • 1 tbsp Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise


  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.


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!

Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1546Total Fat: 99gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 62gCholesterol: 244mgSodium: 2323mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 8gSugar: 16gProtein: 75g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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I hope you enjoy trying out this recipe. If you did you might like to try these:
Bubble and Squeak Cakes with Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta
Brussels Sprouts and Chestnuts Recipe
Belgian French Fries
Gluten Free Crispy Onions
Fried Chicken Burger
Burrito Burger

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