Matt’s BBQ Burger

Recipe provided by: Taste of Nova Scotia


  1. Place all burger ingredients into a bowl and mix well with your hands until all the mustard, onions, and peppers are mixed very well. Divide into 6 equal portions and make into patties.
  2. Have the grill on high, BBQ patties for approximately 3 minutes on each side and then turn heat down to medium for another 4-5 minutes. If you grind the meat yourself, best results would be to cook to a medium consistency.

Pickled Onion

  1. Place red wine vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper and bay leaf in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, pour over the sliced onion and let cool. This can be done a day in advance if you like. If you don’t use them all, you can keep in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to a week and use as a condiment for other dishes.
  2. Choose your favorite bun type, slightly grill them to get a nice toasting affect and dress as you like it, topping it all off with the pickled onions.

Recipe provided by: Chef Matt Krizan, Mateus Bistro




2 lb medium ground beef
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/2 cup diced red pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

Pickled Onion

1 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp sugar
  pepper to taste
  salt to taste
1 bay leaf