Is it still a burger without the bun?

Bratwurst Burger Brussels Sprouts Slaw Do you ever just get that craving for a large, meaty, and satisfying burger? Sometimes after a particularly vigorous workout we just get this craving for a juicy burger that will satiate us. Unfortunately, not every night can be The Carb Nite Solution®  so it’s important that our bunless burgers be so tasty that we forget all about the missing bun! That’s why we developed this Brat Burger with Brussels Slaw that is not only tasty and satisfying as hell, but also ultra low carb! The main ingredients include Brussels sprouts, bratwurst sausages, garlic and cheese (optional), which coupled together give you the most delicious burger recipe you could imagine!

Protein packed with flavor…and other good stuff!

You’ll find this recipe not only good for maintaining your lean muscle mass or even encouraging fat loss, but also packed with a ton of beneficial side effects! We are BIG fans of Brussels sprouts. We know not everyone is but being prepared as a slaw and with all the nutritional value listed below, you may change your mind about them and give Brussels sprouts another try.

Brussels sprouts are actually well renowned as one of the world’s healthiest foods!

They are ranked among the top 20 most nutritious foods according to the ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index). Essentially, this means that Brussels sprouts provide massive amounts of nutrients for a very small amount of calories and carbs. What do Brussels sprouts do? They help to delay, impede and even assist in preventing cancer of all forms. Brussels sprouts contain a high amount of chlorophyll, which can counter the carcinogenic effects of charred and blackened food. In other words, if you love barbeques and don’t want to get cancer, pair those charred bbq’d burger patties or sausages with cruciferous vegetables such as Brussels sprouts for the best scenario!

Brussels Sprouts Slaw Recipe
Roasted Tomato Slice with Swiss-Gruyere cheese

One final parting tip

If you’re going with the optional tomato and cheese, you may (or may not) drizzle some olive oil and salt and pepper onto the tomato slices before roasting them under the broiler. The roasted tomato along with the Swiss or Gruyere cheese will add a whole new depth of flavor to this ultra low carb burger recipe! We hope you enjoy this recipe – we know we definitely did, and hope it satisfies your craving for a good chunky burger too!

Brat Burger with Brussels Slaw

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Patties w/ slaw


Ultra Low Carb Bratwurst Burger Brussels Sprouts Slaw Recipe

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Brat Burger Patties
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, sausage, garlic salt, black pepper, and parsley. Mix well.
  2. Divide meat into 6 equal 4-ounce formed patties. See notes below - How to Shape a Burger For Grilling or Broiling
  3. Place patties on foil-lined broiler pan and store in the fridge. In the meantime, make the Brussels sprouts slaw (instructions below).
  4. When slaw is done, turn on broiler.
  5. Position top oven rack so that tops of patties are 2 1/2 to 3 inches below the broiler elements or flame.
  6. Broil for 3 minutes until top is well browned. Flip patties and continue for about 3 minutes or longer. Adjust cooking time if you want them more or less cooked.
  7. For OPTIONAL tomatoes and cheese - Broil burger patties for 2 minutes. Flip patties and continue for about 3 minutes or longer. Flip patties once again, place one tomato slice and one cheese slice on each patty. Broil patties again for a min or 2 until cheese is melted.
  8. Top patties with slaw or serve on the side.
Brussels Sprouts Slaw
  1. Preheat pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Cook bacon pieces until edges start to brown.
  3. Remove any unwanted bacon fat.
  4. Add onions and saute for a few minutes.
  5. Add Brussels sprouts.Saute until tender.
  6. Remove heat and transfer to a bowl.
  7. Combine Mustard, lemon juice and vinegar.
  8. Mix mustard mix into Brussels sprouts

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Data for Ultra Low Carb Brat Burger with Brussels Slaw

Ultra Low Carb Bratwurst Burger Brussels Sprouts Slaw

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The Burger Lab: How to Shape a Burger For Grilling or Broiling

Serious Eats - How to shape a burger for grilling or broiling

When Foodies Play… 

Since I made several patties for future meals, I had a little fun playing with toppings. These burgers are definitely photogenic =)    This is the Brat Burger patty topped with the roasted tomato and Swiss/Gruyere blend. Just added a few pieces of bacon of course, a fried egg. Ultra Low Carb Brat Burger Brussels Slaw topped with Bacon and Fried Egg

What goes really well with Bratwurst? Sauerkraut! Here I used Trader Joe’s sauerkrut and I combined yellow mustard with some Sriracha sauce. Mmmmmmmm! Ultra Low Carb Brat Burger Brussels Slaw topped with Sauerkraut and Sriracha Mustard

  • CherylClarkKelly
    Posted January 10, 2016 5:47 pm 0Likes

    Are you missing the actual meat in the burger recipe portion?

  • fitlivingfoodies
    Posted February 5, 2016 3:54 pm 0Likes

    CherylClarkKelly You had stumbled on our site when we were redesigning it. The information on this page should be correct. Sorry about the confusion

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