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Beef: Mozzarella burger, veggie couscous and sprouts
December 17, 2013, 22:55
Filed under: 15-30 mins, Beef, Kids, Meat, Party, Weekend suggestions | Tags: , , ,

This is a very fast and fun recipe for the weekend, especially for kids, who will be surprised to discover the cheese in the middle of their burger.

Mozzarella burgers


  • 300g organic minced beef and1 tbsp spicy mustard (I prefer the Limburg one) for 4 burgers
  • 1 mozzarella
  • 50g Brussels sprouts
  • 50g couscous
  • boiling water
  • 100g veggies mix to be added to the couscous
  • salt&pepper

Cooking time: 5 mins to prepare and max 25 mins to cook everything if you can multi-task it can take even less.

Preparation: My burgers are very easy to do, you only need to mix the meat with the mustard, done. For the sprouts I recommend to cut them in halves remove some outer leaves if they don’t look nice and cut out the core (see the photo) in order to prevent any “digestive” problems. To the couscous just add boiling water and cover 10-15 mins for rehydration.


The best way to cook the burgers is by using a grill pan, but if you don’t have one, then a normal pan will do.

Shape the burgers by taking a little bit of meat and make it round, add the little piece of the cheese, like 5mm thick and diameter of 5 cm and cover with the rest of the meat. Just shape it as a burger. Oil them a bit, but not the grilling pan, because it would generate too much smoke. Grilling the meat depends on intensity of the heat and thickness of your pan. What I prefer to do is to fry them 2 mins on each side and put the pan in the oven for about 6 minutes. This way it is just right in the middle and not too pink.

I love to add vegetables to my coucous, so each time I just buy a mix of different veggies (tomatoes, peppers, celery, kohlrabi,…) I just fry them for a few minutes until soft, but still full of vitamins and add them to the rehydrated couscous. Don’t forget to season the mixture and maybe add some herbs.

The sprouts, I prefer to put them in a plastic bag and steam them for 45-60 seconds (depending on how many they are) in the microwave (850W). The should still be crisp, I don’t like them too soft. And then I fry them in a bit of oil until they caramelise.

I highly recommend you to get good quality beef, because it really makes a huge difference in taste. You could use other cheeses, but be careful because it could conflict with the mustard.

Enjoy and let me know if you made it.


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