Italian-Style Quebec Grain-Fed Veal Burger

Type of cut: ground veal

Yield: 4 servings

Degree of difficulty: easy

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 10 minutes

Cooking method: BBQ




  • 500 g (1 lb) ground Quebec Grain-Fed Veal
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) breadcrumbs
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) red wine
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) mix of Italian spices
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) crushed chilies
  • 1 green onion chopped with stem
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Version with cheese
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) parmesan flakes
Strong Italian version
  • Add 5 ml (1 tsp) crushed chilies and 15 ml (1 tbsp) paprika
Extra-strong Italian version
  • Add 10 ml (2 tsp) crushed chilies and 15 ml (1 tbsp) paprika


  1. In a mixing bowl, place all ingredients except parmesan flakes and mix well.
  2. If you have chosen the version with cheese, when ingredients are well mixed, add parmesan flakes and mix carefully making sure to leave big chunks of cheese.
  3. Make grain-fed veal patties according to the size and shape of the bread to be used.
  4. Preheat barbecue on high.
  5. Sear veal meat on both sides and finish cooking on upper rack or lower heat of the barbecue.
  6. Continue cooking until meat is brown on the outside and is no longer pink on the inside (internal temperature of 79°C (174°F)).

Suggested topping: Roasted peppers, radicchio leaves and strong mustard. Serve with tomato salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Note: We suggest letting the mix sit in the refrigerator. In doing so, the spices continue to develop their flavours to give the meat a sharper taste. You can let the meat sit in the refrigerator for a maximum of 24 hours.