Canadian Cheddar Burgers with Peameal Bacon

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4

This burger takes all the classics and adds delicious peameal bacon and Black Diamond Marble Cheese for extra mouth-watering flavour.

Courtesy of Alison Kent

40 Ratings
Directions for: Canadian Cheddar Burgers with Peameal Bacon


1 egg

1 clove garlic, minced

3 Tbsp (45 mL) maple syrup

1 Tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard

½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper

¾ cup (175 mL) shredded Black Diamond Marble Cheese (about 3 oz/90 g)

¼ cup (60 mL) Panko or dry breadcrumbs

1 lb(s) (500 g) lean ground beef

4 slices peameal bacon

4 leaves lettuce

4 slices tomato

4 slices red onion


1. In a bowl, beat egg with garlic, half of the syrup, the mustard, salt and pepper. Stir in cheese and breadcrumbs. Mix in beef; shape into four ¾-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

2. Place patties and peameal bacon on greased grill over medium heat; brush bacon with half of the remaining syrup. Close lid and grill, turning once, and brushing bacon with remaining syrup, until bacon is firm and cooked through, about 4 minutes total (remove bacon and keep warm), and until a digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre of patties reads 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes total.

3. Split and toast buns on grill. Top with lettuce, patty, bacon, tomato and onion; top with bun lids.

See more: Beef, Summer, BBQ, Grill, Cheese, Eggs/Dairy, Canada Day, North American, Pork

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