Gouda Burgers with Spicy Maple Brussel Sprouts

Ingredient 2 Servings
Ground Beef 12 oz
Potato Buns 2 buns
Brussel Sprouts 4-6 oz
Shallot 1 Shallot
Smoked Gouda Cheese 2 oz
Dijon Mustard 1 Tbsp
Mayonnaise 1 Tbsp
Apple Cider Vinegar 1 Tbsp
Spicy Maple Syrup 2 Tbsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes 1/4 Tsp

Directions

Mise en Place

  1. Take out a large frying pan and a small bowl.

  2. Peel and thinly slice the shallot.

  3. Cut off and discard the stem ends of half the brussel sprouts; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise.

  4. Thinly slice gouda cheese if needed.

Directions

  1. In a large pan, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced shallot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened.

  2. Add the sliced brussel sprouts ; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened.

  3. Add the maple syrup (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), vinegar and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined and the liquid has mostly cooked off. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

  4. Place the beef in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Gently mix to incorporate. Form the mixture into two 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  5. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the patties. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip the patties (carefully, as the oil may splatter) and evenly top with the sliced cheese.

  6. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the patties are browned and cooked through—at least an internal temp of 145 F—leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a work surface. Carefully drain off and discard any excess oil.

  7. Add the halved buns, cut side down, to the pan of reserved fond. Toast on medium-high 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until lightly browned.

  8. Transfer to a work surface. Assemble the burgers using the toasted buns, dijonnaise, cooked patties, and cooked brussels sprouts.