The Simple Burger
|1 lb (500 g)
|1/4 cup (50 mL)
||EACH dry bread crumbs and minced onion
||lightly beaten egg
Lightly combine all ingredients.
Gently form into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.
Cook patties over medium-high heat on a lightly oiled grill. Cook for 5 to 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 So-o-o-o Simple Burger mix,
include some add-ins to the mix, match with some simple toppings and breads and
VOILA - sensational burgers!
|The Great Canadian
||1 cup (250 mL) shredded aged Canadian Cheddar and 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
|toasted sesame bun
||3 tbsp (45 mL) EACH toasted pine nuts and chopped raisins, 1/4 tsp (2 mL) EACH ground cinnamon and cumin
splash of fresh lemon juice
|grilled naan or flat bread
|Burgers Olé Style
||2 tbsp salsa and 4 tsp (25 mL) chili powder
red onion slices
|grilled flour tortilla
To maximize juiciness in lower fat burgers, add 1/4 cup (50 mL) minced fresh mushrooms to 1 lb (500 g) of Lean or Extra Lean Ground Beef.
Use a light hand when mixing meat and forming patties - burgers will seem tough and dry if over-handled.
Form flat patties of even thickness for faster more uniform cooking.
The less fuss when cooking, the better — avoid continuous flipping and pressing on burgers.
10 Tantalizing Toppings:
Cheese: feta, Gorgonzola, Smoked Gouda, goat or Brie
Roasted pepper strips
Basil or arugula leaves
Hot pepper jelly
Roasted garlic cloves
Asian chili garlic sauce
Mized grilled mushrooms
For more Tasty Recipe ideas, visit the following sites:
Beef Information Centre - www.beefinfo.org/RECIPE.CFM
Canadian Egg Marketing Agency - www.eggs.ca/recipes/recipes.asp
Canadian Produce Marketing Association - www.cpma.ca/en_home.asp
Chicken Farmers of Canada - www.chicken.ca/DefaultSite/index_e.aspx?DetailID=53
Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency - http://www.turkeyfordinner.ca
Canada Pork - www.trypork.ca
Other interesting recipe and cooking sites:
All Recipes - www.allrecipes.com
Kraft Foods - http://kraftfoods.com/kf
Dairy Farmers of Canada - http://www.dairygoodness.ca/en/Consumers/Food/Recipes
You will find lots of cheese recipes and the famous milk calendar recipes.
Canadian Living - www.canadianliving.com
Cooking at Chatelaine.com - www.chatelaine.com
Canada's Canola Industry - www.canolainfo.org/html/home.html
Vegan Cooking - www.vegancooking.com
The Cook's Thesaurus - www.foodsubs.com
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