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Canadiana Burger


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Tender and juicy prime rib patties are complemented with peameal bacon, maple-glazed onions, grainy Dijonnaise and smoked Cheddar cheese to create a truly Canadian burger. 


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Serves: 12




1/4 cup (60 mL/2 oz) vegetable oil

1/4 cup (60 mL/2 oz) butter

4 large red onions (3 lb), thickly sliced

2 tbsp (30 mL/0.3 oz) chopped fresh thyme leaves

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp (5 mL) each kosher salt (0.3 oz salt) and pepper (0.1 oz)

1/4 cup (60 mL/2 oz) balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp (30 mL/1.5 oz) maple syrup

1 cup (250 mL/8 oz) mayonnaise

1 cup (250 mL/9 oz) grainy Dijon mustard

2 tbsp (30 mL/1 oz) white vinegar

2 tsp (10 mL/0.2 oz) granulated sugar

1/2 cup (125 mL/1 oz) finely chopped chives



12 portions Grille & Galley™ 4 Oz. Prime Rib Beef Burger

24 slices (1 lb 8 oz) smoked Cheddar cheese

12 thick-cut slices (1 lb 8 oz) peameal bacon

12 crusty hamburger rolls, split

12 red leaf lettuce leaves (2.4 oz)





1. Heat oil and butter in large skillet set over medium heat; cook onions for 12 to 15 minutes or until softened. Add thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until very soft and golden brown.


2. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir in balsamic vinegar and maple syrup; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until almost completely evaporated. Let cool completely. Onions can be made up to 5 days in advance.


3. Stir together mayonnaise, grainy mustard, vinegar and sugar until well combined; fold in chives. Sauce can be made up to 3 days in advance.


4. Assembly (1 portion): Grill burger over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, or until well charred and just cooked through. Top with 2 slices of cheese; cook for 1 minute before removing from grill.  


5. Grill peameal bacon for 5 minutes, turning once, or until cooked through. Grill hamburger roll for about 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Spread 3 tbsp (45 mL) mayonnaise sauce over bottom half of toasted roll. Top with lettuce, slice of peameal bacon and burger. Spoon 1/4 cup (60 mL) onions over burger; cap with top half of roll.




  • Serve with coated waffle-cut fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or potato wedges.
  • Drizzle with sriracha hot sauce for a spicy finish.
  • Substitute double-smoked, thick-cut side bacon for peameal bacon if desired.



Nutrition Facts

Per 1 burger (1/12 recipe)


Calories 920

Fat 55g

Saturated Fat 22g

Trans Fat 1.5g

Cholesterol 145mg

Sodium 2480mg

Carbohydrate 63g

Fibre 5g

Sugars 13g

Protein 44g




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