Dairy Farmers of Canada

Steak burger with summer salsa and Swiss cheese

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This is the Steak burger with summer salsa and Swiss cheese recipe.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
Yields 6 Servings


  • Summer salsa
  • 1 cup (250 mL) bell peppers (your choice), diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) strawberries cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) peaches diced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili powder
  • Burgers
  • 1 lb (450 g) thin inside round steaks
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 12 slices crusty bread or 6 thin whole-wheat burger buns
  • 6 slices Canadian Swiss cheese
  • 6 lettuce leaves
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Preheat the grill to medium heat. Tear off a large square of aluminum foil and add a square of parchment paper to keep food from sticking. Place fruits and vegetables in centre and add chili powder. Wrap sides over the food.

Fold the foil onto itself, pressing firmly. Tightly seal the papillotes at the ends. Handle carefully so as not to tear the foil. Papillotes are properly sealed when they swell up during cooking.

Cook on grill for 7–8 minutes. Sprinkle steaks with cumin and season with salt and pepper. Cook 4–5 minutes on the hot grill, turning them over just once. Heat the buns, fill with steaks and garnish with summer salsa, Swiss cheese and lettuce.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Mozzarella, Cheddar, Provolone.


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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 326 Calories
Protein: 26 g
Carbohydrate: 27 g
Fat: 13 g
Fibre: 3.4 g
Sodium: 310 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 21 % / 226 mg
Selenium: 73 %
Vitamin B12: 76 %
Vitamin C: 82 %
Zinc: 51 %