The Basic Burger The Basic Burger

Author: Canadian Living

Make this tasty hamburger as is or with with any of the Flavour Perks (see below). Top with your favourite topping or any of the Terrific Toppings.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2004


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water tomato_juice, stock or red_wine
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard hot mustard or prepared horseradish
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef pork, lamb, veal, turkey or chicken


In bowl, beat egg with water; stir in bread crumbs, onion, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix just until combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Wrap, separated by waxed paper, and refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month; thaw in refrigerator.)

Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside and digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 471 mg
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 254.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 108 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g


  • Iron 20.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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