Mini Beef Burgers

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Enjoy these tasty bite-size burgers with one of these toppings or create your own favourite topping.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12

1-1/2 lb (750 g) lean Ontario ground Beef
1 Ontario Egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs
1 small Ontario Onion, diced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

In bowl, combine beef, egg, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper. Shape into 12 small patties, about 3 inches (8 cm) in diameter. Barbecue, broil or pan-fry in skillet until a instant read digital thermometer reads 160°F (71°C), 3 to 4 minutes per side. Sandwich in bun, with desired topping.

Toppings

Canadian:
Place 1 bacon slice diced in a skillet over medium heat. Add 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) sliced Ontario Mushrooms; cook until tender, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place 4 cooked burgers in buns, spread each with mustard and top with mushrooms and a slice of aged Ontario Cheddar, Brie or Swiss cheese.

Italian:
Spread 1 tsp (5 mL) pesto on each of 4 cooked burgers. Place Ontario Greenhouse Lettuce Leaf on each bun bottom. Place burger on lettuce and top each with Ontario Greenhouse Tomato slice and a slice or two of Ontario Bocconcini cheese. If desired, grill or broil to melt cheese.

Asian:
Brush 4 cooked burgers with 1 tsp (5 mL) teriyaki sauce, place in buns. Combine 1/4 cup (50 mL) each shredded Ontario Carrot, diced Ontario Greenhouse Cucumber and Ontario Bean Sprouts. Top burgers with vegetables.

Nutrients per serving
1 Serving (1 patty and 1 small bun):
Protein: 11.0 grams
Fat: 4.0 grams
Carbohydrates: 13.0 grams
Calories: 134
Fibre: 1 gram

Recipe and photo are courtesy of Foodland Ontario.