The new classic burger


  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
The new classic burger

Roberto Caruso

Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 8 slices applewood-smoked bacon

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 500 g medium ground beef

  • 4 sesame hamburger buns, cut in half horizontally

  • 4 pieces smoked cheddar, thinly sliced

  • 4 pieces aged cheddar, thinly sliced

  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced

  • 1 cup packed arugula

  • 1/2 cup lemon-pepper aioli


  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Cook bacon until crispy, 2 to 3 min. Transfer to a paper-towellined plate. Set aside.

  • Preheat barbecue to medium. Whisk egg with Dijon, Worcestershire and salt in a large bowl. Season with fresh pepper. Add beef. Gently mix together. Shape into 4 burgers, each about 1/2 in. thick. Press a shallow depression in centre of each to help keep their shape while cooking.

  • Oil grill and barbecue burgers, lid closed, 5 to 7 min. Flip burgers, then lay smoked-cheddar slices on burgers. Continue grilling, lid closed, until burgers are cooked and cheese is melted, 6 more min.

  • Place bottom buns, cut-side up, on grill. Lay aged-cheddar slices on buns. Grill, lid closed, until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 min. Stack beef patty, tomato slice, bacon, arugula and Lemon-Pepper Aioli between buns.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 898, Protein 50g, Carbohydrates 31g, Fat 63g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 1457mg.