Ruby Watchco’s Great Canadian Burger


Recipe prepared by Chef Lynn Crawford

1 3/4 lb. ground chuck
2 garlic cloves, crushed
pinch of red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
1 egg
1/4 cup finely diced onion
2 to 4 Tbsp fresh bread crumbs
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

4 slices aged Canadian Cheddar Cheese
1 onion, cut into thick slices
8 slices Peameal bacon
4 hamburger buns with sesame seeds
butter, for the buns
8 slices tomato
4 pickles, sliced lengthwise
iceberg lettuce
Tomato ketchup, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard

1. To make the patties, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well.    Form into 4 patties.

  1. Preheat grill to medium high and place the patties on the grill. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then turn and continue cooking for a couple of minutes until desired doneness.
  2. In the meantime, grill peameal slices for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until juicy and cooked through.
  3. Place bacon on the burger and top with cheddar cheese. Close grill lid for 1 to 2 minutes, or until cheese begins to melt.
  4. Butter the buns and grill, butter side down, until golden.
  5. Place the cheese and peameal bacon topped patty on bun. Top with tomato, pickle slices, and iceberg lettuce. Finish with condiments as desired. Serve immediately.

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