Monday, July 30, 2012


makes two burgers 

Spicy Apple Bacon Compote
1 slice of bacon, chopped
1 medium apple, peeled, cored & chopped
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Cook bacon until crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Set aside. Place all ingredients, except bacon, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are soft & most of the liquid is gone. Mash with a potato masher or spoon. Stir in bacon.

Brie Stuffed Maple Burger
12 oz lean ground beef
1 tablespoon maple syrup
salt & pepper
2 oz brie, chilled in the freezer for at least an hour (this will make it easier to slice)

Mix the beef, maple syrup & salt & pepper to taste together with your hands, do not over work. Divide into 4 equal pieces & make into patties. Cut the brie into slices, removing the rind if you wish. Place the brie slices on the middle of two patties. Top with the other two patties. Press the edges together to seal. Heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers for about 10 minutes per side. Top the burgers with the spicy apple bacon compote & serve on a multi-grain bun.

bacon recipe courtesy of: A Good Appetite, September 29, 2009