Burger thyme

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10 min


4 burgers

* PLUS Barbecuing Time: 12 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 500 g ground beef , preferably medium
  • 1/2 cup minced or finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme , or 3/4 tsp dried leaf thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 red onion
  • 120 g Oka cheese , thinly sliced
  • 4 burger or kaiser buns


  • In a large bowl, whisk egg with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Crumble in beef and then add minced onion, thyme and garlic. Combine, using a fork or your hands, just until blended. Shape into 4 patties, each about 3/4 inches (2 cm) thick.
  • Oil grill and preheat barbecue to medium-high heat. Place patties on grill, cover and barbecue for 6 to 8 minutes per side for well-done burgers. After placing patties on grill, thickly slice red onion and place on grill around patties. Turn onions every 3 to 4 minutes or until softened and slightly charred.
  • Top each burger with a slice of cheese for last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling. Warm buns on grill as well. Place each hot burger on a warm bun. Top with grilled onion, sliced tomato and lettuce or other garnishes you like.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 564,
  • Protein
  • 36.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.2 g,
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3.7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 908 mg.

By the time fall arrives, it’s easy to feel ho hum about grilled burgers — but not if you make these ones from the Buffalo Mountain Lodge in Banff, Alta. They’re a clever combination of fresh thyme, grilled red onion and melted Oka cheese.