Burgers with a Spicy Maple Sauce

Beef / Main Courses

Preparation Time:
Cooking Time:
4 portions
Metric Imperial



  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tsp Montréal steak spice*


  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogourt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 tsp harissa sauce (quantity to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 slices smoked gouda or your choice of cheese
  • A few thin slices of red onion
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato, sliced



  1. Combine all patty ingredients in a bowl and shape into four 2 cm (3/4 in) thick patties.
  2. Grill on the barbecue over medium-high heat for 10 – 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 71° C (160° F). Turn twice during cooking.


  1. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in a bowl. Set aside in the fridge.


  1. With 2 minutes until the patties are cooked, put the buns on the grill and keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  2. Spoon sauce onto the bottom halves of the buns, place a beef patty on each and top with cheese, onion, lettuce, and tomato.

* You can make your own Maple Montréal Steak Spice with the recipe on the Maple From Canada website.



The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Stéphanie Côté


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