Classic burger recipe

By Lynn Crawford
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A classic version of everyone's favourite comfort food. 



  • 1 3/4 pounds ground chuck
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 2-4 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

For the garnish:

  • 1 onion, cut into thick slices
  • 4 hamburger buns with sesame seeds
  • Butter, for the buns
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 4 pickles, sliced lengthwise
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Tomato ketchup, mayonnaise & Dijon mustard


  1. To make the patties, combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well.
  2. Form into four patties.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high and place the patties on the grill. Cook for three to four minutes, then turn and continue cooking for a couple of minutes until desired doneness.
  4. Butter the buns and grill, butter side down, until golden.
  5. Top with tomato, pickle slices, and iceberg lettuce. Finish with condiments as desired. Serve immediately.


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