Brussels Sprouts and Onion Jam Burger

Brussels Sprouts and Onion Jam Burger
Staff Writer
RnR Scottsdale

This creative burger recipe was the winning one at the 35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Burger Battle. Extra steps need to be taken to create spiced bacon, a tangy onion jam, and the Brussels sprouts, but it all comes together to offer a juicy cheeseburger that makes eating your vegetables easy. 

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4
Servings
1220
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the spiced bacon

  • 2 Teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 Cup paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons onion salt
  • 2 Teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 Teaspoons dried whole oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons dried whole thyme
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 slices bacon

For the onion jam

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Ounces white wine
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 Tablespoons whole mustard seeds

For the Brussels sprouts

  • 1 Cup Brussels sprouts
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon juice, to taste

For the burgers

  • 1 Pound ground sirloin
  • 1 Pound ground chuck
  • 1/4 Pound ground rib-eye steak
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 slices Jarlsberg cheese
  • 4 large pretzel buns

Directions

For the spiced bacon

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and spices. Line bacon evenly on baking sheet with parchment paper, and cook until golden. Remove from heat and set aside.

For the onion jam

In a saucepan over medium heat combine sugar, water, and wine. Whisk until sugar dissolves. Add onions, mustard seeds, and occasionally stir until light brown. Remove from heat and cool.

For the Brussels sprouts

Remove and discard the sprout’s stems and cores. In a large pan over medium heat, add oil and cook the Brussels sprouts until they’re wilted. Season with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

For the burgers

To prepare the burgers, heat a grill to medium. In a large mixing bowl combine the meat, salt, and pepper. Then shape into 4 patties. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes per side. Add cheese last, and grill until slightly melted.

To assemble, place the burger on the bottom half of bun and top with Brussels sprouts, 2 slices of bacon, and a dollop of onion jam. Add top bun and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
76g
100%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
31g
100%
Cholesterol
228mg
76%
Carbohydrate, by difference
57g
44%
Protein
75g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
280µg
40%
Vitamin B-12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
32mg
43%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
120µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
178mg
18%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
15g
60%
Fluoride, F
28µg
1%
Folate, total
113µg
28%
Iron, Fe
17mg
94%
Magnesium, Mg
137mg
43%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
12mg
86%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
716mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
49µg
89%
Sodium, Na
641mg
43%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
246g
9%
Zinc, Zn
18mg
100%

Brussels Sprouts Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Brussels Sprouts Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.