I am a big fan of Brussels Sprouts and I do find myself eating them a lot. To explain the recipe title is quite easy even if it may not be immediately obvious. Burger, Roasties and Brussels refers to the main ingredients. Beefburger is the obvious one. Brussels is, of course, a reference to Brussels Sprouts. Roasties may catch some who are yet to hear the term. It is the term used to refer to Roast Potatoes in the part of England that I am originally from.
This was a simple roast dinner that ended up being served with a sweet chilli sauce. Something quick that can be thrown into the oven for about 30 minutes then is easy to get onto a plate.
One of those glorious yet junky meals that we all feel compelled to cook when the stomach is empty and in desperate need of being filled. An easy one to make once the oven has heated. Using the rosemary or thyme in with the potatoes will add a lot to the flavour so I would recommend it.
- 8 Quarter Pounders (125g/4oz Beefburgers
- 450g/1lb Potato
- 450g/1lb Brussels Sprouts
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- (Optional)1 txp dried Rosemary or Thyme
- Bottle of Sweet Chilli Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6
- Scrub the potato then cut into pieces about 2.5cm/1in across. Put into a large ovenproof dish then add in the olive oil and stir well to get the potatoes coated. Also add in the rosemary or thyme if using. Each adds to the flavour so it is worth including one of them.
- Pile the brussels sprouts around the potato. This was the reason for a large dish. Mix around well so that the oil is spread over both vegetables.
- Put the potato and brussels into the lower part of the now hot oven
- Rub a little oil onto a metal baking tray then layer the burgers onto it. The tray needs to be large enough so that they make a single layer. Put into the top of the oven.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes then carefully extract each from the oven. Turn the Quarter Pounders then return to the top of the oven. Give the potato and brussels a good stir then put back to continue cooking.
- A further 15-20 minutes should have everything cooked so remove from the oven and separate onto 4 serving plates.
- Serve to the table with a bottle of sweet chilli sauce plus the rgular salt and pepper.
This version got served with a sweet chilli sauce. Brown sauce would have been my second choice or perhaps some yellow mustard. Alternatively, just put a selection on the table and allow diners to choose their preference.
Choose a different type of burger for variety. Try lamb or chicken which are commonly available. Alternatively, grab vegetarian burgers to make this meat free.