Oktoberfest Beef Burger --
  • Total Recipe Time: 30 to 35 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings


  1. 1 recipe German-Style Beef Sausage (recipe follows)
  2. 4 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  3. 4 teaspoons German-style coarse grain mustard
  4. 4 pretzel rolls, split, warmed
  1. 3 cups coleslaw mix
  2. 2 tablespoons water
  3. 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/8 teaspoon caraway seed


  1. Combine Sauerkraut ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; cover and cook 8 to 11 minutes or until cabbage is tender, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare German-Style Beef Sausage. During last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking, top burgers with cheese.

    German-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 teaspoon ground mace, 1 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon each ground coriander and ground allspice in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape sausage mixture into four 1/2-inch patties.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add patties; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  3. Spread mustard on bottom of rolls; top with burgers and evenly with Sauerkraut. Close sandwiches.
  • Test Kitchen Tips
  • Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

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