Oh Canada, the perfect burger recipe

by Jen in all beef burger,Canada,Canada Day,dinner,recipe,summer

Oh Canada, the perfect burger
July 1st is Canada Day! I love Canada! Why do I love Canada so much..aside from the fact that I live here. Here is a great example of how awesome Canada is. Even though Canada doesn’t have a team in the Euro-Cup – we aren’t located in Europe – we are surrounded by Euro-Cup excitement. As you walk down the street you see flags from every country proudly displayed in cars, on homes and on street corners. It’s amazing to hear horns honking and people cheering all around our city as games come to an end. Canada truly is a multicultural country…LOVE.
So, today I wanted to share something that is a Canadian favourite…a hamburger. I know that this is also considered an “American” food, but I think no Canadian barbeque is complete without a all Canadian beef burger…we produce some pretty tasty beef! Now, when I was thinking about which burger recipe to share I knew that I had to consult with the expert, my husband. He really does know how to make a delicious burger. Here’s what he does.

1 lb of ground Canadian sirloin
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt and pepper

1. Combine beef, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a large bow…using hands to combine.

Canadian ground sirloin
combine beef and ingredients by hand

2. Divide beef into 4 burgers (or you could make 2 large burgers)
3. Form ball, flatten to make a patty. Place the patty on a parchment lined baking sheet.

shape burger into patty shape

Push a shallow divot into the top of the burger – this helps stop the burger from doming in the centre.

use thumbs to create divot in burger top

4. Place the burgers on an oiled BBQ, at a medium heat.
5. Barbeque the burger for approximately 5 minutes a side.

delicious Canadian beef burger
The toppings you put on your burger are up to you. The Mr. put a little Canadian blue cheese on his. There would be nothing wrong with adding a little Canadian bacon! We served our burgers with a simple salad with a basic ranch style salad dressing.
What do you like to put on your burger? What will you be serving at your Canada Day barbeque this year?
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