Better Burger Grilling Tips

Recently I told you about the new Chuck Burgers from Sobeys. If you missed that post, take some time to get aquatinted and be prepared to drool over the Chipolte Slaw Burger Topper Recipe that made our burgers better!

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Purchased from your Sobeys butcher counter, Chuck Burgers are made fresh daily and come in the following varieties: vBacon & Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeño & Cheddar Cheese, Steak & Onion Spiced, and Poutine Gravy and Cheese Curds. They are only available for a limited time, so make sure you try them {and fall in love} before they are gone for the season.

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I like most Canadians love burgers, and since grilling is a summer-must for most, you want to make sure you don’t end up with the often inevitable charred burger, undercooked meat or bland flavouring.

To help Canadians avoid these common mis-takes, Sobeys’ professional burger-griller, Head Chef Adrian Shaw, offers the following tips to perfect the art of burger grilling:

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Better Burger Grilling Tips:

1. Meat makes a difference. Chuck makes for an ideal burger because it offers the juiciest, fullest flavour. 

2. Start with a clean grill. To prevent burgers from sticking, brush the grates to remove food particles.

3. It’s okay to flip. Flip burgers multiple times so they don’t dry out on one side.

4. Grill at high heat. Use high heat to cook the burger as quickly as possible without it drying out.

5. Grill with the lid open. Did you know “grill-ing” refers to cooking with the lid open while “barbecuing” is cooking with the lid closed? Grilling with the lid open directs the heat to one side of the burger at a time, making for juicier, more flavourful burgers.

6. Watch for hot spots. Move the burgers around on the grill so they cook evenly.

7. Don’t ‘squish’ the burgers. It may be tempting to ‘squish’ or flatten the burgers as they grill, but doing so releases their flavourful juices.

8. Use a thermometer. Health Canada recommends cooking ground beef to an internal temperature of 71 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Fahrenheit).

9. Don’t skimp on the bun. Buns come in all shapes, sizes, densities, and flavours. Make sure you’ve got the right one to complement your burger.

10. Top it off. Don’t forget to stock up on unique toppings to take your burger to the next level. From ketchup to aioli, there are endless ways to top your burger.


Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.



  1. The Poutine Gravy and Cheese Curds. sound very interesting and one I would love to try out!!

  2. The Canadian Chuck Jalapeno Cheddar burger is the one I’m looking forwards to the most – yum.

  3. My heart and my waistline wouldn’t want to hear me say this, but I most certainly want to try out the bacon and cheddar burger! YUM

  4. Poutine Gravy and Cheese Curds!!! No way k i would have to try that one and see how that tastes but we are big poutine and burger fans

  5. It’s hard to choose! They all sound good. Maybe start off with classic steak n onion.

  6. I would LOVE to try the Canadian Chuck Poutine Gravy & Cheese Curds Burger. That sounds amazing!

  7. Hands down the Jalapeño & Cheddar Cheese! we love cheese so this is definitely our first pick

  8. The Jalapeño & Cheddar Cheese are the burger for me! I love jalapenos in my burgers and in my sausage so there’s no doubt that these would be the ones I’d like to try first.

  9. I definitely would like to try the Bacon and Cheddar Cheese burger, but the Poutine Gravy and Cheese Curds one also is a must-try for me – sounds interesting!

  10. I look forward to trying the Poutine Gravy and Cheese Curds the most, it’s sound delicious! 🙂

  11. I can’t wait to try the Jalapeno Cheddar Chuck Burgers, they look amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I most look forward to the Steak and Onion spiced burger… they all look amazing by the way!

  13. Love Sobey’s. Love burgers.
    Looking forward to all of them, but the rest of the family will probably enjoy the bacon and cheese best.

  14. I would most like to try Bacon & Cheddar Cheese chuck burgers….sounds so yummy 🙂

  15. I would add real chicken Broth to the cooked chicken, add spices, thicken with corn starch and make a delicious stir fry.

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