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Cheesy Potato Stuffed Burger with Cream Braised Cabbage

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
This Wisconsin-inspired recipe combines America's favorite vegetable with some of the Badger State's favorites!
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Cheesy Potato Stuffed Burger with Cream Braised Cabbage


  • 4 each 212 g Potato hamburger buns
  • 1.5 lbs. (608g) Ground beef
  • 4 tbsp (56g) Butter, unsalted, for basting
  • 3 cloves (12g) Garlic, smashed, for basting
  • 3 sprigs (1.5g) Thyme, fresh, for basting
  • 3 sprigs (2g) Rosemary, fresh, for basting
  • 4 slices (112g) Muenster cheese
  • 1 cup (242g) Mashed potatoes, leftover
  • 1/2 cup (56g) Processed cheese, small cubes
  • 1/2 lb. (226g) Green Cabbage, sliced into ribbons
  • 1 cup (236ml) Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp (12g) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup (55g) Bacon, diced
  • 1 tsp (5g) Salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) Black pepper, ground
  • 1/2 cup (75g) Pickles


  • Gather all ingredients and equipment needed.
  • In a small pot, on medium heat, add vegetable oil, and diced bacon and sauté until cooked then add heavy cream, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, and sliced cabbage.
  • Increase heat and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer cabbage for 15 minutes until soft.
  • Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add mashed potatoes, and processed cheese cubes, and mix. Divide into 4 2 oz balls and set aside.
  • Take the ground beef and divide it into eight 3 oz balls. Then take one 3oz patty, place the 2 oz cheesy mashed potato ball and slightly pat down and place another patty on top and pat down to seal patty.
  • Repeat this until all patties are formed. Season patties with salt and black pepper.
  • In a frying pan or skillet, on medium-high heat, add butter, place patty, and cook for 2-3 minutes, flip the patty, add butter, garlic, cloves, thyme, rosemary, and spoon melted infused butter on top of the patty until cooked.
  • In a small pan, add some butter or olive oil and toast the inside of the potato bun.
  • To assemble, on the bottom side of the potato bun, place braised cabbage, cheesy mashed potato stuffed burger, and muenster cheese slice, top of with the top part of the potato bun.
  • Serve with fries or chips and pickles.