Brussels Sprout Burgers

Brussels Sprout Burgers

I love brussels sprouts.  They are one of my favorite vegetables but its so much work to prepare them.  I really like my Bacon Brussels Sprouts but to properly prepare them you need to quarter and wash a million brussels sprouts! Then I got the idea, why not shred the sprouts?  Just rinse them off and through them through the food processor!  It worked out really well and made a nice little vegetable patty.  In fact, I think if I were to have a vegetarian over, I would probably make these instead of veggie burgers! I made these for Valentine’s day along with Seared and Stuffed Flank Steak and Strawberry Cheesecake.

Brussels Sprout Burger

Here’s the pan fried finished product, the brussels sprout burger!

Brussels SproutsStart with a decent set of brussels sprouts.  I get these large bags from BJs.  I wouldn’t get frozen ones, for some reason those seem to taste off and are normally not a green.

Food ProcessorThe next step is to shred the brussels sprouts.  To do this, I just used the grater wheel on the food processor with the chute open. I just washed a handful of the brussels sprouts and tossed them in the whole!

Shredded Brussels SproutsIt worked out really well!  It made a ton of brussels sprouts with none of the hassle.

Cut Green OnionsNext chop some green onions and mix them in with the brussels sprouts.

Fine Grater DiscNext we need to add some fillers to the brussels sprouts to turn it into a sort of dough.  The first part of this is grated parmesan cheese.  Since I already had the food processor out, I used my new fine grater disc to pulverize the parmesan cheese. It was pretty interesting, it created super fine particles of parmesan in literally seconds.

Brussels Sprouts and dry ingredientsAdd the parmesan cheese, almond flour, and seasoning to the brussels sprouts and mix thoroughly.

Crumbled Goat CheeseCrumble some goat cheese onto the mix and use your hands to work it into the mix.

Brussels Sprout DoughFinally, add the eggs and continue mixing.  It should look like this.  At this point its pretty malleable and capable of being formed.

Measuring out pattiesBy the way, a good trick is to take your food scale and cover it with saran wrap. Then just plop the required amount onto the scale to get consistent patties. You can eyeball it as well but this will result in uniform patty sizes which will translate to even and consistent cooking times.  I chose to make 4 ounce patties which yielded 14 patties total.

Brussels Sprout PattiesHere are the finished Brussels Sprout Patties!

Hot Bacon GreaseMake sure to preheat the oil and get it pretty hot.  You want it to sizzle and to create a nice brown layer on the patty. I used bacon grease but if your making this for a vegetarian make sure to use something different :)

Frying PattiesHere are the patties frying.  I cooked them for 2.5 minutes per side and it turned out really well!

Flipped Brussels Sprout PattiesFlip ‘em over and fry the other side!

Brussels Sprout Burger with Seared and Stuffed Flank SteakHere’s the finished Brussels Sprout Burger we had on Valentine’s day with some Seared and Stuffed Flank Steak!  I didn’t show it here but you can serve this with some sour cream on top.

Brussels Sprout Burger and BreakfastI also tried eating them with breakfast with great success!  I just fried up a bacon weave, added some cheese and threw an over-easy egg on top!!

Brussels Sprout Burgers
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 14
  • Serving size: 1/14th
  • Calories: 182
  • Fat: 11
  • Carbohydrates: 7
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 14

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Ingredients
  • 32 oz Brussels Sprouts (907g)
  • 36 g Green Onion
  • 8 oz Parmesan Cheese
  • ⅓ cup Almond Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 11 oz Goat Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash Brussels Sprouts and shred using the grater function of a food processor
  2. Finely grate the Parmesan and mix with the brussels sprouts along with the almond flour, salt and pepper
  3. Crumble the goat cheese onto the mixture and use your hands to combine
  4. Beat three eggs together and combine with the mixture
  5. Patty out 4 oz “burgers”
  6. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet
  7. Fry the burgers for 2.5 minutes per side until crisp

 

 

8 comments

  1. Okay, I”m going to try this recipe with coconut flour. I’m deathly allergic to tree nuts (epi pen and everything) but I really like the paleo but am a veg. . . Have you tried this with coconut flour? Rice Flour? different flour?

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