Burger thyme


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time10 mins
  • Makes4 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 36.5g, Carbohydrates 47.2g, Fat 25.2g, Fibre 3.7g, Sodium 908mg.

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.