Great Canadian Burger

Serves: 4
Time to prepare: 15 min
Time to cook: 10 min

You can’t go wrong by adding wholesome Canadian ingredients to a classic meal. This burger is perfect for dinner on a hot summer night.

Ingredients (Burger patty)

1 3/4 lb (0.8 kg) ground chuck
1 egg, beaten
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 cup (60 mL) onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) parsley, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
2-4 tbsp (30 mL) bread crumbs, fresh

Ingredients (Assembly)

8 slices peameal bacon, cooked
4 slices aged Canadian Cheddar cheese
4 eggs
1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
4 sesame hamburger buns, toasted and buttered
1 onion, cut in thick slices
8 slices tomato
4 pickles, sliced lengthwise
Handful Iceberg lettuce leaves
Condiments of your choice (optional)


STEP 1 In a large bowl, mix together ground chuck, egg, garlic, red pepper flakes, onions, parsley, mustard, and enough bread crumbs to hold mixture together. Divide into 4 patties.

STEP 2 Preheat barbecue to medium-high and oil grill.

STEP 3 Grill patties, turning once, about 4 minutes per side for medium doneness.

STEP 4 Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, add oil and fry eggs sunny side up. Set aside.

STEP 5 Assemble burgers, on bottom bun, place cheese, peameal bacon, then burger patty and fried egg. Top with onions, tomato, pickles, lettuce and condiments of your choice. Serve immediately.