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Bacon & Chèvre Veal Burgers

Crispy bacon, caramelized onions and tangy goat cheese are mixed with the Ontario ground veal for an exciting (and delicious) twist on the basic burger!

4 strips Ontario bacon, chopped
1 lb (454 g) Ontario ground veal
1 small onion, diced
1/2 tsp (each salt and fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled Ontario chevre (goat cheese)
1/4 cup (50 mL) finely chopped parsley
4 toasted sesame topped burger buns
4 pieces leaf lettuce
8 tomato slices

 

In skillet, cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with slotted spoon and cool completely. In same skillet, cook onions until they are well browned and caramelized, about 8 minutes. Let cool completely.

In large bowl, gently combine veal, bacon and onions. Stir in salt, pepper, goat cheese and parsley, just to combine (over-mixing makes the burgers tough). Shape into 4 3/4-inch (2 cm) patties.

On a greased grill, cook burgers over medium high heat (or in a skillet over medium high heat), until browned on both sides, reduce heat to medium and grill until no pink remains, about 8 minutes more.

Makes 4 burgers.Split burgers buns. Top with lettuce, place burgers on top and garnish with tomatoes and desired toppings.

Per burger: about 370 cal, 34 g pro, 17 g total fat (8 g sat fat), 22 g carb, 4 g fibre, 115 mg chol, 430 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 20%, calcium 20%, vit A 50%, vit C 25%

Source: www.ontariovealappeal.ca

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