De Ma Cuisine



April 2013



Fennel Pollen + Burgers = Yes!

Written by , Posted in Beef, Fennel Pollen, Main Dishes, Meat


It’s burger time!!!

As promised, these are the Fennel Pollen Burgers that I mentioned in Episode 61’s post.

While I was taking photos I devoured half of this burger. I needed a photo with a bite missing. Like that took a lot of convincing.


It’s ok if you haven’t tried fennel pollen yet. But, you might want to give it a whirl. For real. I get mine from Pollen Ranch.



The burgers are meant to be eaten with Crispy Veggies with Fennel Pollen Dipping Sauce. Another dish may do, but I like these two together.

Happy Eating!

Fennel Pollen Burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes

Yield: 4

Fennel Pollen Burgers


  • juice from half a lemon
  • pinch fennel pollen
  • 1 t garlic smoked sea salt
  • pepper
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T Fennel Pollen Dipping Sauce (plus more for topping)
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/3 C water
  • tomato, for topping
  • lettuce, for topping
  • 4 hamburger buns (for Gluten Free, use GF buns!)


  1. Whisk together lemon juice through dressing. Add beef and combine (but don't overmix). Shape into 4 patties. Press each patty in the middle with your thumb to make a slight indent.
  2. Heat skillet over high heat. Add oil. When oil is hot, add patties and turn heat to med-low. Cook covered for 5-6 minutes. Flip, add water to pan, and cook uncovered for 5-7 minutes more (or until beef reaches desired temperature - I prefer mine to be cooked to 160F).
  3. Place on a bun and top with Fennel Pollen Dipping Sauce, lettuce, and tomato.

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