Beef Burger with Pears and Brie

Add a little sweetness to your next burger with sautéed pears. 

Milagros Cruz

Add a little sweetness to your next burger with sautéed pears. 

4
Servings
600
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For pears

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 ripe pears, cored, and cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Pinches of cinnamon

For the burger

  • 1.5 Pounds ground beef
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices of brie cheese

To Serve

  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • Bunch of arugula, if desired

Directions

For pears

Place the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a saute pan over medium high heat and stir until the butter is dissolved; add pears and coat with sugar. Saute for five to seven minutes or until pears are fork tender. Set aside.

 

 

For the burger

In a bowl mix together ground beef, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Divide into four equal patties. Sautée burgers in a large pan with the two tablespoons of olive oil. Cook patties for 7-10 minutes on each side for a medium well burger. When there is only a minute and a half left on the final side of the patties add two pieces of brie to each burger, so the cheese is able to melt. Set aside.

To Serve

Place the burger on the ciabatta bread, add a few slices of pear to each burger, and top with arugula. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
57%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
18g
75%
Cholesterol
156mg
52%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
46g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
21µg
5%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
42mg
13%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
384mg
55%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
224mg
15%
Water
99g
4%
Zinc, Zn
11mg
100%

Beef Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Beef Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.