Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
From the Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Real Cheddar cheese and crispy bacon (add extra if you like) make this traditionally Canadian diner-style burger taste even better at home. Serve in hamburger buns. Canadian Living Magazine, July 2005.
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1⁄4 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1 small onion, grated
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 12 teaspoons pepper
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 4 slices cooked bacon
- In large bowl, beat egg with water; stir in bread crumbs, grated onion, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix just until combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator.).
- Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes.
- Top each burger with cheese and bacon; grill until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
We didn't dislike these burgers, but also found nothing extraordinary about them either. Hence, three stars. They tasted like an ordinary hamburger with cheese and bacon on top.
Not only Banquet burgers - a real Canadian burger for sure! Great mix making for excellent burgers. Made up exactly as posted - put some of the burgers in sauce and to mine I added a big slice of onion! Going to make a big batch for the freezer ready for the grill. Thank you Evelyn, now I have what I basically make ... on paper to share with my family!
Seriously yummy burgers that we both really enjoyed. I used reduced fat back bacon and shredded some reduced fat cheddar over it so I could pretend I wasn't being naughty. I know these will be added into our rotation of burger recipes. Made for the Family Picks portion of ZWT4.