This is just one of my original recipes that I entered in a burger contest! They are "brat burgers" using a bratwurst patty and are wonderful! Hope you give them a try this summer!
bratwurst burger patties, johnsonville makes good ones
(16 oz.) container large fresh button mushrooms
sweet onion, cut into 1/2-1 inch wedges
thinly sliced deli pastrami
slices deli swiss cheese, 3 slices per burger to smother
bakery-style dark rye buns (can sub good pretzel buns if desired)
stick softened real butter
HONEY MUSTARD SLAW:
cups fresh raw coleslaw mix with carrots bits
cup spicy brown mustard, i use french's
cup heavy mayo, i like hellmann's
tsp. white vinegar
each salt and pepper to taste
1Heat gas grill to med-high heat. (*Oil grates with tongs and wadded papertowel soaked in canola oil if needed to prevent sticking.)Thread mushrooms and onions onto skewers or use a mesh grill basket/pan. Place burgers and skewers onto grill and grill 7-8 minutes. While burgers and veggies are cooking, whisk in bowl the mustard, honey, mayo, vinegar, cayenne and salt & pepper to taste. Stir at least 3 Tablespoons of the sauce into the cabbage mix til well mixed. Set aside. Pour extra sauce into 6 finger bowls. Flip burgers and turn skewers as needed. While second side is cooking (another 5-6 minutes), spread insides of buns with softened butter. When burgers are almost done, place bottoms on grill buttered-side down and toast. Remove veggies and coarse chop. Flip over, top each with a burger, veggies, folded or scrunched bunches of pastrami, and 3 slices of cheese. Place tops onto grill to toast insides. Close lid to melt cheese and warm pastrami. When melted, transfer to a serving platter, pile on coleslaw and top with top buns. Serve with extra sauce for dipping burgers, fries and any extra veggies.