Beef Burger with Sauerkraut, 
Pickled Cukes & Spicy Tomato Chutney

Give your burger a nutritional boost by topping with fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickled cucumbers. Fermented foods contain a type of friendly bacteria called lactobacilli, which aid in digestion and promote healthy gut flora.
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 lb cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 drops liquid stevia
  • 3 seeded and diced heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened raisins
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 allspice
  • 1/8 red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 ground black pepper
  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 4 whole-grain buns
  • 1/4 cup sauerkraut
  • spicy tomato chutney
  • pickled cucumbers


  1. Prepare pickled cucumbers: Peel and thinly slice or chop cucumbers then place in a large container with finely chopped fresh dill. Add raw apple cider vinegar, sea salt and liquid stevia; seal lid and shake well to combine. Place in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.
  2. Prepare spicy tomato chutney: In a small saucepan, combine heirloom tomatoes, red onion, unsweetened raisins, raw apple cider vinegar, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp each ground cinnamon, allspice, red pepper flakes and ground black pepper; mix well to combine.
  3. Heat on medium-low and cook, stirring frequently, until thick, about 20 minutes. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
  4. Prepare burgers: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, ½ tsp finely chopped fresh oregano, salt and pepper, to taste. Form into 4 patties.
  5. Heat a grill to medium-high and lightly oil grate. Grill burgers for about 8 minutes, turning halfway, until cooked through. Place burgers on whole-grain buns with sauerkraut, spicy tomato chutney and pickled cucumbers, dividing evenly.