1 cup cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
1 large red onion, finely chopped
1 cup carrots, shredded
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
1/2 to 1 cup white sugar (Slowly increase from 1/2 cup until the taste suits you. Do not exceed 1 cup.)
1 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dry mustard
Black pepper to taste
1 pound lean ground beef
1/3 pound cajun smoked ground sausage
1 tablespoon dried minced onions
1 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper (more to taste)
Pepper Jack or American cheese slices
In a large bowl, combine cabbage, onion, carrots, and celery. Sprinkle with sugar and mix well.
In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, oil, salt, dry mustard, and pepper. Bring to a boil to complete the hot dressing.
Pour hot dressing over cabbage mixture and mix well.
*Best if prepared the night before.
Combine the burger and sausage meat in a bowl. Add onions and seasonings to the mixture.
Heat gas grill to medium-high.
Build 8-10 small hamburger patties. To prevent hamburgers from puffing up during grilling, make a slight indention with a spoon or your thumb in the middle of the burger.
Once burgers are grilled to preferred doneness, remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes. Add cheese, slaw, and toppings of your choice to the burger before serving.