Christmas Burger Recipe

Celebrate the holiday season with this ultimate Yuletide burger recipe. Seasonal produce like Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce turn a summer classic into a holiday-time tradition.

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Here’s what you need:

For the Slaw

  • 6 Brussels Sprouts, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
For the Cranberry Sauce
  • 1½ Cups Fresh Cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons Apricot Pineapple Preserves
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Water
For The Burgers
  • 1½ Pounds Grassfed Organic Ground Beef
  • 4 Costanzo’s 100% Whole Wheat Small Sandwich Rolls
  • 4 Ounces Chèvre Cheese

Here’s what you do:

For the Slaw
  1. Mix all the slaw ingredients together, cover and refrigerate until you’re ready to build your burger.
For the Cranberry Sauce5585_C2L1
  1. Mix everything in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat until the cranberries burst, about 7 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat to medium, continue to stir with a wooden spoon, bursting the cranberries that haven’t naturally done so already, and cook for about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat.
For the Burgers
  1. Pre-heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Also, start the broiler.
  2. Form ground beef into four patties, and make an indent with your finger in the center of the patty to avoid burger bulge.
  3. Season the burgers with salt and pepper; to your liking. Spray the pan with olive oil, place the burgers in the pan, and sear on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. While the burgers are cooking, toast the Costanzo’s rolls under the broiler for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Build your burger, placing first the patty on the roll, then the cranberry sauce, chèvre, then slaw. Complete with top half of the roll.

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