The Great Canadian Burger
This weekend, celebrate Canada’s extra-special birthday which has a big, bold burger. Wildly delicious, moose is usually a lean meat endless in versatility. And this recipe brings the majestic animal from the woods and to your barbecue within the tastiest way you can. The key to juicy moose would be to mix it with Alberta beef before it hits the grill. Slather in wild blueberry and red onion jam to get a crave-worthy-burger that’ll allow you to be proud for being Canadian.
Great Canadian Burger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp wild blueberry jam
1 lb(s) ground moose meat
1/2 lb(s) medium ground beef
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
4 ciabatta buns
1/4 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup baby arugula, lightly packed
1. Heat butter in a pan over medium. Add in red onion and cook until soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add in vinegar and then cook for one more 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in blueberry jam and simmer for 5 minutes or until mixture is thick.
2. Combine moose meat, ground beef and salt in the bowl. Divide meat into 4 portions and form patties with your hands. Pack tightly, such as the overwork meat.
3. Heat a big cast iron skillet over medium-high. Add in oil and gently place burgers down. Cook until a golden brown crust forms, about 4 minutes per side.
4. Cut ciabatta buns in two. Smear 1 Tbsp of Greek yogurt about the bottom of each one bun. Place burger together with yogurt. Divide onion jam among burgers. Top with arugula and close with top bun.
Watch this Burger Edition of You Gotta Eat Here! where host John Catucci enjoys a number of the craziest burgers on the market.