Sausage Smashed Burgers – Incredibly juicy and super flavorful smashed burgers topped with homemade pickles, jarlsberg cheese, and sprout slaw!
What do you think about this beauty?
THAT my lovelies, is a Sausage Smashed Burger! Ain’t it a beauty?! It’s also pretty darn amazing. Flavorful, of course, but also with a bit of crunch that comes in the form of a brussels sprouts slaw and homemade pickles. Made with Regular Premium Pork Sausage, this burger lives up to its fullest potential. I can’t wait for you to try it!
And these homemade pickles!! The best homemade pickles I have ever made. With Apple Cider Vinegar and sugar + cucumbers, these babes will come together in no time.
In between all of that pickle-ing practice, you’ll have to make the burgers. As these things usually go in my world, I was rushing around like a fool trying to get dinner ready, and even though this came together on a whim, I have to admit that there are only few things that can bring this entire family to the table with a big smile on their face; spaghetti and burgers.
If this wonderful concoction is speaking to you the way it spoke to me, hit print and make these today! NOW! I promise you, they are daaaaay-YUM good!
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Sausage Smashed Burgers
- 1 pound Jimmy Dean® Original Sausage
- 1/2 cup Homemade Pickles , see recipe below
- 1 cup Sprout Slaw , see recipe below
- 4 cups diced onions
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 8 slices brioche bread
- 2 tomatoes , sliced
- 1 cup shredded jarlsberg cheese
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cucumber , seeded and sliced
- 2 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- Combine sugar, vinegar and water in a sauce pot and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and add cucumber slices.
- Refrigerate for an hour before use, the cucumbers will be tender yet still have texture.
- Combine Brussels sprouts, mayonnaise and garlic paste in a mixing bowl; mix well and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium.
- Add onions, butter and cook on medium-low heat for 30 minutes, stirring often until onions are tender.
- Drain and reserve excess butter to toast bread slices, refrigerate onions until cooled.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of reserved onion butter in the same skillet over medium.
- Toast 2 slices of bread at a time until desired doneness; repeat with remaining ingredients and set aside.
- In the same skillet, heat the tomato slices until a slight charring occurs, set aside.
- Combine the sausage and caramelized onions together in a mixing bowl.
- Divide the sausage mix into 4 equal parts and roll into individual ball-shapes.
- Using the same skillet, smash the sausage into the skillet with a flat spatula until you have your desired thickness.
- Cook over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until the natural juices run clear.
- Finish with the shredded cheese and let melt before removing from the skillet.
- You can cook them all in the same skillet or two at a time.
- Layer the burger between toasted bread with tomatoes, pickles and slaw.