Pastrami 'n Swiss Burgers w/Honey Mustard Slaw

Pastrami 'n Swiss Burgers W/honey Mustard Slaw Recipe

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Kelly Williams


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!


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15 Min
15 Min


  • 6
    bratwurst burger patties, johnsonville makes good ones
  • 1
    (16 oz.) container large fresh button mushrooms
  • 1
    sweet onion, cut into 1/2-1 inch wedges
  • 1 lb.
    thinly sliced deli pastrami
  • 18
    slices deli swiss cheese, 3 slices per burger to smother
  • 6
    bakery-style dark rye buns (can sub good pretzel buns if desired)
  • 1
    stick softened real butter

  • 3
    cups fresh raw coleslaw mix with carrots bits
  • 1/3
    cup spicy brown mustard, i use french's
  • 1/4
    cup honey
  • 1/4
    cup heavy mayo, i like hellmann's
  • 1
    tsp. white vinegar
  • 1/4
    tsp. cayenne
  • pinch
    each salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Pastrami 'n Swiss Burgers w/Honey Mustard Slaw


  1. Heat 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.

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Course/Dish: Beef Burgers

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