Cheddar Shredder

Veal, fruit and Cheddar Cheeseburger

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 4 - 6 servings
cheddar shredder

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 lb (600 g) lean ground veal
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried cranberries or raisins
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh basil
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) bread crumbs
  • 3 to 4 oz (90 to 120 g) Canadian Cheddar finely diced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Garnish
  • 4 to 6 burger buns
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup (250 mL) baby spinach leaves

Preparation

Preheat BBQ to medium-high or the oven to 425 °F (210 °C).

Place all ingredients, including Cheddar, except garnish and toppings, in a mixing bowl. Season to taste and combine. Divide preparation into four to six parts and shape into patties.

Place patties on grill or on parchment-covered baking sheet on center rack of oven. Cook burgers 12-15 minutes turning them over only once.

Heat burger buns. Mix mayo and mustard and spread on burger buns. Top with spinach and serve.

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