Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

This rich red easily complements your homemade chicken dishes, red meats, game, and mildly seasoned pastas.

We took a trip to Germany this summer and the food was delicious. I combined all of those wonderful memories into my own Baby Beef Burger.Just Wunderbar!


Bavarian Honey Mustard Sauce:

1/4 cup delicatessen style mustard

2 Tablespoons honey

1/4 cup mayonnaise

German Style Pickled Slaw

2 cups fine shredded red cabbage

1/4 cup chopped zesty dill pickles

1/8 cup minced chives

1 Tablespoon honey mustard sauce (prepared above)

1 Tablespoon zesty pickle juice

2 Tablespoons cooked bacon bits

1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds

1/8 teaspoon black pepper


1/2 Tablespoon reduced salt Worcestershire sauce

1 egg

1/2 Tablespoon mustard sauce (prepared above)

1 garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 cup crushed garlic butter croutons

1 pound 90% ground sirloin beef

1/4 pound raw pork bratwurst sausage

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil for brushing grill rack

6 ounces buttterkase cheese, (1/2 ounce slices)

12 lightly salted pretzel dinner rolls, halved


Prepare Bavarian honey mustard sauce:

In a bowl, combine mustard, honey, and mayonnaise; set aside.

Prepare German Styled Pickled Slaw

In a large bowl, combine cabbage, chopped pickles, and chives. Stir mustard sauce and pickle juice; toss with coleslaw. Stir in bacon bits, caraway seeds, and black pepper. Set aside.

Prepare Patties:

Preheat a gas grill to medium or charcoal grill with cover to medium hot fire.

In a small bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, egg, mustard sauce, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Stir in crushed croutons; set aside to soften croutons.

In a large bowl, break beef into pieces. Remove sausage from the casing, breaking pork into smaller pieces; toss with beef. Combine crouton mixture with meat until mixed; avoid compacting it. Form into 12 dinner roll size patties

Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack; cover; cook, turning once for about 4 minutes on each side or until tests done; place cheese slice on each patty the last minute of grilling, cover grill until cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Place split dinner rolls to side of grill to toast the last 2 to 3 minutes before burgers are cooked.

To assemble the burgers: Spread the inside of toasted top and bottom rolls with honey mustard sauce, place coleslaw over honey mustard sauce on roll bottoms and tops; place cheese covered burger on roll bottom; cover with the dinner roll top and serve.

Makes: 12 baby burgers for 6 servings