A unique Hot-Cool-Crunchy taste sensation! Hot sausage mixed with walnuts & horseradish, pan-fried and topped with cheddar cheese, served on a toasted Ciabatta bun spread with horseradish mayo, shredded cool apples, and tangy arugula. Awesome!
Nutty-Hot Sausage Burgers with Shredded Apples & Arugula
- In a large bowl mix together the bulk sausage, walnuts, garlic and horseradish. Season with a bit of sea salt and black pepper. Use your hands to mix like you would in making a meat loaf. After well blended, form into 4 thin burger patties.
- Cook patties in a skillet over medium heat until well done on both sides. As patties are done, remove to a sheet pan to keep warm. Place a slice of cheddar on top of each patty. Loosely cover with foil.
- Spread buns, top and bottom with mayo. In same skillet used for cooking patties, brown buns, cut side down, over medium high heat until well toasted.
- To construct burgers, place bottom buns on flat work surface. Add patty and cheese, shredded apples, arugula leaves, a sprinkle of salt and black pepper. Spread top bun with mayo-horseradish mixture. Place top bun on top of burger and serve.
You can make two double patty burgers or 4 single patty burgers. You can also double the recipe to make 4 double burgers or 8 singles for a crowd.
The ground nuts in this mix add a wonderful crunch to every bite and the horseradish sauce adds just the right amount of additional heat and spice.
1 lb Swaggerty’s Bulk Hot Sausage
1/2 cup ground or finely chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon garlic paste or mince
2 teaspoons horseradish
Slices of sharp Cheddar cheese
2-4 of your favorite burger buns, Ciabatta buns are great
1/4 cup mayonnaise for toasting buns
1/2 cup mayonnaise mixed with 1 teaspoon horseradish for garnish
2 to 3 tart apples, shredded
Arugula leaves or watercress leaves
Freshly ground black pepper