30 June 2009

Celebrate with Canadian Burgers.......

My hometown fireworks 2009

Happy Canada Day!!!!
Happy Canada Day!!!
Canada is a country strong not in spite of its diversity but because of it. While we as a people embody huge differences in cultures, perspectives and backgrounds, from coast to coast to coast we are united by the shared Canadian values of openness, respect and a willingness to be there for our neighbours. Let's celebrate this loudly and proudly this Canada Day!”

-Justin Trudeau, MP for Papineau

After the celebrations why not enjoy a typical Canadian barbecue starting with a Canadian Mojito or a Classic Caesar. Grill a Canadian Burger topped with melted Cheddar cheese and crispy bacon (recipe below), potato salad and to end the best of all Canadian barbecues.... Nanaimo Bars, Eager Beaver Cupcakes, or Maple Butter Tarts.

Try this burger recipe........ recipes are all from Canadian Living magazine. My own camera is still on the fritz......

**Canadian Burger**

1 tablespoon(15 mL) canola oil
3/4 cup (175 mL) finely chopped onion
1 egg
1/4 cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons (25 mL) beer or water
2 tablespoons(25 mL) grainy mustard
1/2 teaspoons (2 mL) crumbled dried thyme
1/2 teaspoons (2 mL) each salt and pepper
1 lb (500 g) ground bison (or ground beef)
4 hamburger buns
4 slices Canadian Cheddar cheese
8 slices bacon, precooked

In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, until softened and golden, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix together egg, bread crumbs, beer, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir in onions, then bison; mix until just combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

Place patties 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 10 minutes. (add sliced cheese half way through cooking) Sandwich in buns. Top with bacon and condiments of your choice, onion, ketchup, mustard, relish, dill pickles or mayonnaise.

Serves 4

...a song to our Canadian Troops with a local children's choir.

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  1. Happy Canada Day to you, Val! Mmmmm.... Nanaimo Bars!

  2. Well, Happy Canada Day to you!! This burger sounds really (Canadian!?) and delicious ;)

  3. happy canada day from greece!

  4. Happy Canada Day to you Val!

  5. AnonymousJuly 01, 2009

    Happy Canada Day! The bison burger sounds excellent!

  6. Such fun timing since last week The Next Food Network Star featured regional burgers! Meanwhile, I've been upping our burger intake, and we do have bison in the freezer.....

  7. I'm a day late! Happy Canada Day!

  8. Like I need another reason to eat a burger. ;) Happy Canada Day!

  9. Happy Canada Day!!! I hope you enjoyed your day. Now I think my hubby makes the best Canadian burgers around. We call them ultimate burgers. I do like the idea of adding just a little beer too. I am going to have to try those maple butter tarts as well. Thanks for the recipes :)

  10. Hope you had a great holiday yesterday Val! Love the menu suggestion or a BBQ and REALLY love the Maple Tarts! I'll have to try your burger recipe out with some venison for Grumpy!

  11. I hope you had a great Canandian Day Val! Sorry for my absence,I had a couple of rough work weeks which definetly made me feel my age!

  12. What a delicious barbecue that would be. There's nothing better than good home made burgers.

  13. Mmm... yum... I have a burger about once a year, but this one really tickles my taste-buds. What a lot of yummy things go into it! A great way to celebrate Canada Day, I'm sure!

  14. Happy Canada Day! The burger sounds delish, and one of these days I'm going to try the famed Nanaimo Bars.

  15. Happy Canada Vall, nice pictures!! xGloria and nice burgers!!Gloria


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