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The Simple Burger

1 lb (500g) Ground Beef
1/4 cup (50 mL) EACH dry bread crumbs and minced onions
1 lightly beaten egg

  1. Lightly combine all ingredients, seasoning with salt and pepper
  2. Gently form into four 3/4 inch (2 cm) thick patties
  3. Cook patties over medium-high heat on a lightly oiled grill. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side, testing doneness with a digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre of each patty — burgers are completely cooked when thermometer reads at least 160ºF (71ºC).

Makes: 4 Burgers.

The Simple Burger Becomes Sensational

Take one batch of The Simple Burger mix, include some add-ins to the mix, match with some simple toppings and breads and VOILA — Sensational Burgers!

The Great Canadian Cheese Burger

Add-ins: 1 cup (250 mL) shredded aged Canadian Cheddar and 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
Toppings: crispy bacon, tomato slices, lettuce and chilli sauce
Breads: toasted sesame bun

Morrocan Burgers

Add-ins: 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH toasted pine nuts and chopped raisins, 1/4 tsp (1 mL) EACH cinnamon and cumin
Toppings: chutney, splash of fresh lemon juice
Breads: grilled naan or flat bread

Burgers Olé Style

Add-ins: 1 pkg (35 g) taco seasoning mix
Toppings: guacamole or chimichurri sauce and red onion slices
Breads: grilled flour tortilla