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Nutty-Hot Sausage Burgers with Shredded Apples & Arugula Recipe by Swaggerty's Farm®

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

To Serve

Serves two (2) double patty burgers or four (4) single patty burgers
2 - 4
10 min
prep time
20 min
cook time


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

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

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Salad, seasonal fruit, greens
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