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Hamburg Apple au Gratin- recipe

Updated on April 24, 2012

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Ground beef, cheese and apples are among my favourite and most used foods. I can buy all three within a 100 mile radius of my home, usually through a local merchant who has his shop five blocks away.

The ground beef is organic, Black Angus and most often ends up in a chili or a hamburger or cheese burger, however, this past Saturday which is usually burger night I did not want a burger but did have ground beef thawed so what to do. I looked in my recipe file and read over the ingredients for this recipe, hamburger patties and apple gratin, so hamburger with cheese and apples; this sounded good and as I had not tried it before and had the ingredients on hand decided to go with it.

It is a bit more effort than making the regular hamburger but well worth the time.


1- finely chopped onion

2- 1 lb organic ground beef

3- 6 oz cheese curds- diced

4- 1 egg

5- Pinch sea salt

6- 400 g sliced apples, peeled and cored

7- Olive oil 3 tbsps

8- Cayenne pepper and paprika to taste


1- Add ground beef, onions, 3 oz cheese curds, sea salt, cayenne pepper, paprika into bowl and mix

2- Form the mixture into hamburg patties about 1 cm thick

3- Add olive oil to fry pan

4- Fry patties until they are brown on both sides

5- Pre heat oven to 200C or 400F

6- Grease shallow, square baking tin

7- Arrange apple slices and patties in tin, be sure to overlap them

8- Cut remaining cheese curds into small pieces and sprinkle over top

9- Place in oven cook for 20 minutes.

You could serve a small green salad with this if you wish. A dry red wine adds just the right touch to the meal.

You can also make this ahead of time and frozen until a future meal or used the next day. I like to have recipes handy that I can prepare ahead of time or make extra, they are an insurance that there will be something handy that can be take out of the freezer in the morning and heated up, later that day for supper, without any real work needing to be done.

A recipe file can come in handy when looking for something different yet familiar to serve for supper. I update mine every so often just to keep it current and to rediscover any hidden gems that I may have placed there and forgotten.

another great au gratin dish


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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, thanks for dropping by.

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    Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

    A great recipe and I will try it out. Thank you.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, thanks for dropping by.

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    Robert Ballard 8 years ago

    This one has got to be good! thanks for sharing.