Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.).
  2. 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.
  3. Top each burger with cheese and bacon; grill until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

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.

ladyfingers August 07, 2008

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!

Gerry July 11, 2008

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.

Sarah_Jayne July 04, 2008