Chilli Burger with Roasties and Brussels

Burgers are a fairly small part of my regular food consumption. Yet I do like them on occasion. Usually done in a different way to what many consider as a regular burger. Just like with this chilli burger. Add roasties and oven-cooked brussels to complete and dinner is ready.

The chilli sauce used for this was a sweet and mild one. Some may prefer something stronger. All that takes is to substitute a stronger sauce. Alternatively, serve the basic dinner with a choice of several sauces so that each diner can choose the strength that best suits them.

Chilli Burger with Roasties and Brussels

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 8 55g/2oz Burgers or 4 Quarterpounders
  • 450g/1lb Small Potatoes
  • 450g/1lb Brussels Sprouts
  • Bottle of Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Fresh or dried Rosemary
  • Olive Oil

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Adjust if using a fan-assisted oven according to the instructions for your model.
  2. Wash and dry the potatoes then slice each in half. Put into a baking tin then add 1-2 Tbsp of oil and the rosemary. Stir well so that the potato is coated with the oil and the rosemary is mixed evenly through.
  3. Put the potatoes at the top of the hot oven and cook for 20 minutes
  4. If using fresh sprouts then peel off any tough outer leaves and cut off the base. Frozen can just be used from the bag. Put into a baking tin then mix in oil to coat them. Set aside.
  5. Very lightly oil a baking tray then place the burgers onto it.
  6. Carefully take the potatoes from the oven. Stir well to ensure that they are not sticking and that they will cook evenly. Return to the oven.
  7. Put the tray with the burgers in the middle of the oven. Brussels on the lower shelf. Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Take each of the trays from the oven in turn. Stir the potatoes again then return. Move the brussels around so they that stay moist from a light coating of oil. Flip the burgers over so that they cook evenly on both sides. Both go back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes of cooking.
  9. Once everything is fully cooked then divide between four serving plates and serve immediately. Either add the sweet chilli sauce directly to the plates or serve it at the table so each diner can add the amount that best suits them.

Notes

Any type of burger will work for this meal. You may even be able to do a mixed carnivore/vegetarian meal by having meat burgers in one tray and vegetarian burgers in another.

Note that the timings assume the use of frozen burgers so they may vary if using fresh. Also, remember that ovens do vary which means cooking times can too. Just ensure that the food is piping hot and fully cooked before serving.

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