Have some fun on the barbecue this summer with this impressive burger that is big enough to feed a crowd! Filled with all your favourite fixin’s, this gigantic burger is not only fun to look at, but it’s juicy, delicious and satisfying too.

big burger

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

Big Bun:
14 ounces pizza dough

Horseradish Mayo:
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
3 Tbsp sour cream
4 tsp prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp  chopped fresh chives
1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper

Family-Sized Burger:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 pound medium ground beef
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/3 cup grated onion
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp steak spice
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tsp tomato paste
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
5 slices cheddar cheese
5 lettuce leaves
1 beef steak tomato, sliced
6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked
1/2 red onion, sliced
Pickles
Waffle fries

Directions:

Big Bun:
1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
2. On a lightly floured surface, roll and shape pizza dough into 9-inch round. Place on a parchment-lined pan. Let stand, in a warm place, for 15 minutes or until room temperature.
3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Cool completely.

Horseradish Mayo:
1. Meanwhile, stir mayonnaise with sour cream, horseradish, chives, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Family-Sized Burger:
1. Gently combine lean ground beef with medium ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, eggs, garlic, steak spice, Worcestershire, mustard, tomato paste and paprika. Shape into a large patty, about 9-inch in diameter and about 1 1/4-inches thick. Transfer to greased rimless plate or baking tray.
2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat; grease the grate well. Slide patty onto grill. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until well marked. Slide the patty onto a clean plate and cover with a second clean plate. Invert the patty and slide, raw side down, back onto the grill.
3. Reduce the temperature to medium heat. Cook for 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°F when inserted into the center of the patty. Top with cheese; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted.
4. Slice the Big Bun in half, horizontally. Spread Horseradish Mayonnaise on both bread halves. Fill with lettuce, tomato, burger, bacon and onion. Cut into 6 wedges. Serve with pickles and waffle fries.

Notes:

– The mixture can also be portioned into 6 individual patties to make individual burgers.
– If flair-ups occur during grilling, squirt with a spray bottle of water.

amanda riva Amanda Riva is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients. Amanda Riva is part of the Blog Network family.