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oktoberfest beef burgers

  • Ready in: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 4
oktoberfest beef burgers

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 recipe (German-Style Beef Sausage) see recipe below
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 4 teaspoons German-style coarse grain mustard
  • 4 pretzel rolls, split, warmed
  • GERMAN STYLE BEEF SAUSAGE
  • 1 pound Ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • SAUERKRAUT
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon caraway seed

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine Sauerkraut ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cover and cook 8 to 11 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare German-Style Beef Sausage. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking, top burgers with cheese.

    German-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon ground mace, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon each ground coriander and ground allspice in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape sausage mixture into four 1/2-inch patties.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  3. Spread mustard on bottom of rolls; top with burgers and evenly with Sauerkraut. Close sandwiches.

Test Kitchen Tips
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
Nutrition information per serving, using 93% lean Ground Beef: 532 calories; 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 91 mg cholesterol; 974 mg sodium; 51 g carbohydrate; 2.9 g fiber; 37 g protein; 6.1 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 4.9 mg iron; 17.8 mcg selenium; 5.8 mg zinc; 81.6 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline.

Nutrition information per serving, using 80% lean Ground Beef: 584 calories; 26 g fat (10 g saturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat); 91 mg cholesterol; 978 mg sodium; 51 g carbohydrate; 2.9 g fiber; 36 g protein; 6.8 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 4.6 mg iron; 18.2 mcg selenium; 5.4 mg zinc; 77.2 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline.

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