BBQ Duck Burgers on Rosemary Focaccia

Adapted from a recipe created by Chef Wolfgang Hanau
Great on the grill! Use Maple Leaf Farms Ground Duck Meat for quick prep.


Prep Time {45 min; 1 hr inactive}

Cook Time {17 min}

Serving Size {6 Burgers}


Duck Burger

5 Maple Leaf Farms All Natural Duck Legs*, finely chop or grind meat

3 Tbsp. Bread Crumbs

2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard

2 Tbsp. minced Raw Onion

2 Tbsp. chopped Parsley

1 tsp. minced Garlic

1 tsp. each Black Pepper, Sea Salt

6 Rosemary Focaccia Buns, 5-6" diameter

Rosemary Sour Cream Butter

4 oz. Unsalted Butter, softened

1/4 cup Sour Cream

1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice

1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar

2 tsp. Dijon Mustard

1-1/2 tsp. grated Lemon Zest

1 tsp. finely chopped Fresh Rosemary

1/2 tsp. Salt

Dash Hot Sauce

3 Tbsp. finely chopped Fresh Parsley

Red Cider Slaw

1-1/2 Tbsp. Lite Mayonnaise

1-1/2 tsp. Sugar

1 Tbsp. Cider Vinegar

1/4 tsp. each Salt, White Pepper

2 tsp. minced Fresh Parsley

1-1/2 cups shredded Red Cabbage

1/3 cup coarsely grated Seedless Cucumbers, squeezed dry

2 Tbsp. coarsely grated Carrots

2 Tbsp. minced Red Bell Peppers


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1. Duck Burger: Remove meat from duck leg bones. Finely chop or grind meat. (Freeze bones to make duck stock later.) Combine burger ingredients. Divide into 6 portions; shape into patties. Refrigerate covered for a minimum of 1 hour.

2. Rosemary Sour Cream Butter: Place all butter ingredients except parsley into food processor. Blend until smooth. Remove from processor; blend in parsley. Reserve one-half of butter mixture for brushing burgers and the other half for buttering foccacia.

3. Red Cider Slaw: Combine first six Red Cider Slaw ingredients. Before serving, blend in remaining ingredients.

4. Preheat grill. Place patties on hot grill. Turn when bottom side is marked; brush with butter mixture. Continue to turn and brush with butter mixture about 5-7 minutes or until burger reaches 155 degrees F as measured by a meat thermometer.

5. Cut focaccia buns in half; toast. Brush top and inside with butter mixture. Place duck burger on bottom half of bread; top with Red Cider Slaw or serve slaw on the side. Add top half of bread.

*Note: Maple Leaf Farms Ground Duck Meat (2 lb 4 oz) may also be used.

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5 stars. What a ingenious idea to create these flavor combinations. Great !