Glazed Veal Burgers with Provolone

Create a gourmet experience at home that is surprisingly simple and impressive. Tender veal patties are basted with a balsamic-honey glaze during grilling, topped with creamy provolone cheese. Serve on a ciabatta bun with robust rapini.

Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes, Grilling Time: 13 minutes

Preparation Time:

Serves: 4

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  • 2 Ontario Eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves Ontario Garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) grated Ontario Onion
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 625 g Ontario Ground Veal
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Ontario Honey
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices Ontario Provolone Cheese
  • 4 ciabatta buns, split
  • Light mayonnaise
  • Sliced Ontario Tomato
  • Sautéed Ontario Rapini with garlic


In large bowl, stir together eggs, garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Crumble in veal. Mix gently until combined. Form into four 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patties. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, honey and mustard; set aside.

Place burgers on well-greased grill over medium-high heat. Grill, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes, turning twice and basting with balsamic-honey glaze during the last 2 to 3 minutes, until well-marked, glazed and instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 160°F (71°C). Top each with slice of provolone; grill covered for 1 minute or until cheese melts and grill buns until lightly toasted.

Spread each bun bottom with mayonnaise, top with burger patties, tomato slices, rapini and bun tops.

Tip: Try this delicious Garlic Mayonnaise on your burger. In small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise, 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh Ontario Basil, 2 tsp (10 mL) fresh lemon juice and 1 clove of chopped Ontario Garlic. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutritional information

1 Serving 

  • PROTEIN: 53 grams
  • FAT: 43 grams
  • CARBOHYDRATE: 58 grams
  • CALORIES: 833
  • FIBRE: 5 grams   
  • SODIUM: 1560 mg