The Living Room Restaurant's Alberta Beef Burger

Author: Canadian Living

This burger from The Living Room Restaurant in Calgary makes the best-dressed burger list in Alberta, according to John Gilchrist, a restaurant critic for CBC Radio. Andrew Keen, executive chef and co-owner of the restaurant, swears by extra-lean Alberta-raised Galloway beef, but these patties are tasty with any ground beef. Unusual additions, such as miso, capers and sweet gherkins, give the burgers a complex, full flavour.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet gherkin pickle
  • 2 shallots finely chopped, or 1 small onion, grated
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons light-colour miso
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 onion buns
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2/3 cups crumbled blue cheese
  • half red onion thinly sliced

Method

In bowl, beat egg. Stir in bread crumbs, pickles, shallots, capers, miso, mustard, garlic, ginger, thyme, salt and pepper; mix in beef. Shape into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Or layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month; thaw in refrigerator.)

Place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.

Cut buns in half; place, cut sides down, on grill and toast until golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Layer burgers, blue cheese then red onion on bottoms; sandwich with tops.

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

  • Sodium 1656 mg
  • Protein 37 g
  • Calories 572.0
  • Total fat 24 g
  • Cholesterol 121 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 51 g

%RDI

  • Iron 39.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 43.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 22.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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