650 g (1 1/3 lb) lean ground beef
50 ml (1/4 cup) cooked bacon bits
15 ml (1 tbsp) horseradish
30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh parsley
125 ml (1/2 cup) breadcrumbs
90 to 125 g (3 to 4 oz) Swiss cheese, finely diced
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 to 6 whole-wheat burger buns
50 ml (1/4 cup) ketchup
30 ml (2 tbsp) barbecue sauce
4 to 6 slices tomato
4 to 6 thin slices red onion
4 to 6 lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry
Heat barbecue to medium-high or oven to 220 C (425 F).
In a mixing bowl, place all ingredients, exept buns and garnish. Season to taste and combine. Divide mixture into 4 to 6 parts and shape into patties.
Place patties on grill or on parchment paper-lined baking sheet on centre rack of oven. Cook burgers for 12 to 15 minutes, turning them over only once.
Heat burger buns.
Mix ketchup and barbecue sauce and spread on burger buns. Garnish patties with tomato, onion slices and lettuce.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Tip: You can also cook the burgers in a skillet over medium-high heat, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada.