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deli burgers

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With three different kinds of meats along with a delicious mustard sauce, these big boys are mouthwatering!

yield 4 burgers
prep time 15 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Barbecue

Ingredients For deli burgers

  • 1 1/2 lb
    (750 g) lean ground beef
  • 5 oz
    (150 g) montréal smoked meat (substitute corned beef or pastrami), cut into small pieces
  • 5 oz
    (150 g) black forest ham, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 c
    panko® breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp
    onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp
    barbecue seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 4
    hamburger buns
  • 8 slice
    american cheese
  • 4
    butter lettuce leaves
  • 4 slice
  • 4 Tbsp
    hot banana peppers, as needed
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    creamy horseradish, or more

How To Make deli burgers

  • 1
    In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Montréal smoked meat, ham, panko, onions, BBQ seasoning, garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper. Using clean hands, mix the ingredients until well blended.
  • 2
    Form 4 patties with the mixture and place them on a plate.
  • 3
    Cover tightly with plastic wrap and transfer them to the fridge for 1 hour.
  • 4
    Mix all the mustard sauce ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • 5
    Sixty minutes later, take the patties out of the fridge, remove the cling film and let them sit on the counter for about 20 minutes.  
  • 6
    Preheat the barbecue to 500ºF
  • 7
    Place the patties on the grates, close the lid and grill them for about 6 to 7 minutes on each side.
  • 8
    Three minutes before they’re done, place the hamburger buns on the top rack to toast, about 2 minutes.
  • 9
    Remove the buns and set them aside.
  • 10
    Place a couple slices of processed cheese, close the lid and cook until melted, about 1 minute.
  • 11
    To assemble the burgers, place lettuce, meat patty, a slice of tomato, hot banana peppers and then spread a generous amount of our mustard sauce on the bun.
  • 12
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