This was dinner number two from the latest plated box that I (inadvertently) ordered. I have never been disappointed with any of the meals that we received from this company. I love the simplicity and flavors of this recipe. I know I’ve said this before, but I love the way that plated combines ingredients. I am pleasantly surprised each time I dive into a box and find that they combine regular ingredients into a flavor profile that I hadn’t thought of before. Enjoy!
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 Granny Smith apple
- 10 ounces ground pork
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ cup apple cider, divided
- 2 slices Cheddar cheese
- 1½ cups shredded Brussels sprouts
- 2 hamburger buns
1. Peel onion, halve, then thinly slice. Rinse apple, halve, then thinly slice, discarding core. Pat pork dry with paper towel.
2. In a medium bowl, combine spices, 1 tablespoon apple cider, pork, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and black pepper. Using your hands, mix well. Divide mixture evenly and form into 2 patties, about 1-inch thick. Using your thumb, create a shallow dimple in center of each.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add burgers and sear until browned on bottom, 6-7 minutes. Flip, cover pan, and sear until cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Uncover, add Cheddar to burgers, and cover again. Cook until cheese is melted and burger is cooked through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from pan and set aside, covering loosely with foil to keep warm.
4. Wipe pan from burgers clean and add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add Brussels sprouts and apple and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes. Add remaining apple cider and cook until reduced by ½, about 1 minute more. Taste and add salt and black pepper as needed. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside.
5. Wipe pan from apple clean. Halve buns and add cut-side down over medium heat. Toast until light golden, about 2 minutes.
6. Top buns with burgers and a generous spoonful of sautéed apple and Brussels sprouts. Enjoy with remainder alongside.