You’re going to want to fire up the grill when you see this recipe for the “ Canadian Maple Burgers Eh ”? For those who wave their red and white maple leaf flag with pride and eat sweet maple syrup by the litre, this burger is for you. A lean Canadian beef burger topped with maple-candied bacon and homemade maple BBQ sauce, this burger is an ode to all things Canadian.
The Canadian Maple Burger Eh? is part of an epic burger grill giveaway for #BurgerMonth hosted by GirlCarnivore and her amazing sponsors.
The burger was all my idea (hope you enjoy it!)
There’s always an excuse to get together to fire up the grill. With so many long weekends ahead of us, let’s start this BBQ season off with this Canadian Maple Burger Eh? The idea for this burger has been floating around my head for MONTHS! I was just waiting for the right time to share it. The time could not be better then during Girl Carnivore’s #BurgerMonth and her annual Burger Month Giveaway. Just when this burger couldn’t get any sweeter, Girl Carnivore sweetened it even more. You should check out the PRIZES!! (scroll to the bottom for your chance to the win)
While GirlCarnivore is giving you the opportunity to win The Ultimate Burger Grilling Kit, I’m going to share some times for throwing the Ultimate Backyard BBQ party without breaking the bank.
Tips for Planning a Frugal Backyard BBQ
- Make sure you have enough seating for everyone or tell your guests it’s BYOC (bring your own chair)
- Make your meal plan and prepare your shopping list. Shop your pantry and freezer to see what you have on hand so you don’t need to spend more money than you have to. If it’s potluck, keep track of what everyone will bring.
- Check to make sure you have enough propane for the grill
- Save some money and the environment but using the silverware you already own! Last summer I found a full set of silverware at a yard sale for $5!! Now when I entertain I take out my extra set of silverware and I’ll have to buy plastic forks, spoons or knives ever again.
Tip: Soak your silverware in a sink full of water overnight. Drain the water in the morning, refill your sink and the silverware will wash up super easy. Or if you have a dishwasher, even easier.
- Hit up the Dollar Store for your decorations. Purchase brightly coloured table clothes and placemats to decorate the table
- Send the kids out to pick wild flowers and place them in mason jars to decorate the table
- Repurpose as much as you can from around your house to decorate your party. You would be surprised what you have laying around the house that can be repurposed.
- Mason jars can be used to hold utensils, napkins, condiments and even used for drinks. There’s never been a more versatile storage container.
- Use white Christmas lights to decorate trees, patio umbrellas and fences to light the party area. You don’t need to buy new lights, use what you already have!
- Use any and all candles you have around your house to set a lovely ambiance for your guests as it turns to night.
Want some cost effective meal choices to go with these Canadian Maple Burgers Eh?
- Salads tend to be a great way to fill your plate without costing too much. Put together some classic sides to go with your burgers. Some of my favorite include the macaroni salad (just like Grandma used to make), a hearty potato salad and of course, a garlicy Caesar salad.
- Burgers are an excellent choice for feeding a crowd. Not only can you make the burgers in advance and freeze them until the day of the BBQ, they really are an affordable choice. You can make them extra special by serving up the Canadian Maple Burgers Eh?
- If you’re not serving burgers, cut meat into small serving sizes and cook on wooden skewers to faster cooking, fun serving and to keep food from being wasted.
- Corn makes for an affordable and easy food option when it’s in season. Split cobs in half before cooking. People will be more inclined to grab a half cob of corn to save room on their plate for your other delicious dishes. If they want more, they’ll come back for a second piece.
- Set up a baked potato bar for a fun interactive feature at your BBQ. Potatoes can be topped up with so many different choices and won’t have you blowing your budget.
- If you’re serving alcoholic beverages, choose a hard alcohol like vodka that can be used to make mixed drinks with a lot of recipe options.
- Make a large punch recipe. Individual drinks cost more money to serve and if you serve them in a large punch bowl, people can serve themselves. Or make the drinks in advance and portion the drinks out into mason jars which are then served in a bucket of ice.
Getting excited to host your own backyard BBQ party yet? Thanks to the following sponsors, you’ve got a chance to win some pretty epic stuff to help with that backyard BBQ party.
American Lamb Board – Ground lamb, cutting board and apron
Anolon – Anolon SureGrip Cutlery Bronze 3 Piece Chef Set & Anolon Advanced Bronze 11″ Deep Square Grill Pan w/ Pour Spouts
Cabot Cheese – $25 Cabot Legacy Gift box – Includes eight bars of Cabot Cheddar, cheese knife, and a wine opener. Award-winning cheese brought to you by the 1,000 farm families who own Cabot Creamery Co-operative.
Crow Canyon Home – Red Marble Enamelware Prize Box 1 each: Red Marble Jelly Roll Tray,
Melissa’s Produce – Grilling Veggie Box
Microplane – Herb And Salad Chopper, Microplane Elite Series Extra Coarse Grater, Microplane Spice Mill
New York Beef Council – Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner Swag Bag including tote, knives, oven mitt and apron
Red Duck – Gourmet Ketchup Variety
Spiceologist – 4 Rub Grilling Spice Set
Veal Made Easy – 5 lbs Veal and grilling gear
Weber Grilling Pack – Weber Tumbler and Weber Grill Hat
You can see all the tasty burgers participating in #BurgerMonth here.
Enter for your chance to WIN!!
1 Winner drawn each week
All weekly winners are entered in the Grand Prize drawing for a chance to win a Weber Spirit II E-310 gas grill!
The Grand prize grill winner announced on June 4th
The Canadian Maple Burgers Eh?
- 6-8 lean ground beef hamburger patties
- 1 lb bacon
- 2-4 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup real maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
Make your hamburger patties your preferred method or use this recipe.
Prepare your bacon:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a cookie rack on top of the foil if you have one. Arrange the bacon on top of the cookie rack, trying not to overlap the bacon.
Cook the bacon for 20 minutes. Remove the bacon from the oven and brush the maple syrup on the bacon. Cook for another 3 minutes. Remove the bacon from the over again and flip the bacon. Brush more maple syrup onto the bacon. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until the bacon is cooked to your preferred doneness. Remove from the oven and set aside.
To make the BBQ Sauce:
Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat. Allow the sauce to come to a gentle boil. Reduce the temperature so the BBQ sauce can simmer.
Allow the BBQ sauce to simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes. Longer if you can.
Transfer the sauce to a mason jar to cool completely before storing in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Cook your burgers on the grilled. Toast up those buns before slathering a generous portion of BBQ on them, then add the cooked burger and top with the candied maple bacon. Add any additional toppings you choose.
Tip: The bacon can be made in advance then reheated before serving. 30 seconds in the microwave should do the trick.
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