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Brussels Sprouts & Raisin Burger
What makes this burger special?
Don’t judge this burger before you try it! Raisins in a burger may seem like a strange addition, but they provide a sweetness that makes it irresistible! Bacon and brusels sprouts pair really well together. I like to cook a few strips of bacon, break them into pieces, and mix with a little goat cheese for a burger topping!
Brussels sprouts are in the same family as cabbages and offer the same sulfur-containing phytochemical, glucosinolate. Glucosinolates have been researched for their anti-canccer effects. Brussels sprouts also contain high amounts of vitamin K. Just 1/2 cup provides over 100% of the daily recommended value of this vitamin that contributes to blood and bone health.
Get the Recipe
This Brussels Sprouts & Raisin BurgerFit burger recipe is super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making it!
Brussels Sprouts BurgerFit Burger
- 1 tablespoon cooking fat
- 1 package brussels sprouts
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt divided
- 1 small package raisins
- 1 garlic clove or 1/2 teapsoon garlic powder
- 1 lb ground meat
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut ends from brussels sprouts, and remove and discard any yellow or brown leaves. Cut brussels sprouts in half. Mix them in baking dish with 1 tablespoon cooking fat, ½ teaspoon salt, and crushed garlic clove. Roast in oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
- While the brussels sprouts are cooking, add raisins to a bowl with water and let soak. This makes them easier to chop in the food processor.
- Once the brussels sprouts are cooked, remove raisins from water. Add both to the food processor (or finely chop). Taste vegetable mixture and add more salt and/or garlic if desired. Let the mixture cool completely.
- In a large bowl, mix the ground meat and remaining teaspoon of salt. Gradually incorporate vegetable mixture into the ground meat. Add as much as you can while still being able to form your burgers as normal.*If you end up adding too much vegetable mixture, don’t worry! Just form your burgers and cook in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Cook burgers on medium heat on the stove for 5 minutes on each side or to your preference. Cooking times can vary.
- Optional: Serve with remaining brussels sprouts on the side.
Meet our Founder
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!