In a city known for it’s quality Canadian and Alberta beef, there’s no shortage of amazing burgers to be found here in Calgary. And with tasty burgers in every quadrant, inspiration comes from everywhere. One of our family favourite burgers just so happens to be our Pizza Burger. Every time we say we are having burgers tonight, my son always enthusiastically asks, Pizza Burgers?
The world is your oyster when it comes to making burgers although many feel burgers are best left without any add-ins. Just burger, salt and pepper. We say each to their own and we love a good burger oozing with flavours.
Our burger today is the Sundried Tomato Beef Burger combining simple Italian flavours of parmesan cheese and sundried tomatoes. If you are using sundried tomatoes packed in oil, pour in a little oil from the sundried tomatoes to kick up the flavour a notch. Pick up some soft delicious buns, all your favourite condiments (I like to top my burgers with feta cheese) and fire up that grill.
Here’s how we make them.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1-2 tbsp finely chopped sundried tomatoes packed in oil + 1 tbsp of the oil
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
- Combine ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Shape into 4-6 patties and grill over medium high heat until completely cooked.
- Add your favourite fixings and enjoy.