BBQ Duck Burgers on Rosemary Focaccia

Chef Wolfgang Hanau, Honorable Mention in the 1995 Maple Leaf Farms Chef Recipe Contest


Serving Size {6 Servings}


Duck Burger

2 lb 4 oz Maple Leaf Farms Boneless Leg & Thighs, finely chop or grind meat

3 Tablespoons Bread Crumbs

2 Tablespoons Each Dijon Mustard, Minced Raw Onion

2 Tablespoons Chopped Parsley

1 Teaspoon Each Minced Garlic, Black Pepper, Sea Salt

Rosemary Sour Cream Butter

4 Ounces Unsalted Butter, softened

1/4 Cup Sour Cream

1 Tablespoon Each Lemon Juice, Brown Sugar

2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard

1 1/2 Teaspoon Grated Lemon Zest

1 Teaspoon Finely Chopped Fresh Rosemary

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Dash Hot Sauce

3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley

Red Cider Slaw:

1 1/2 Tablespoons Lite Mayonnaise

1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar

1 Tablespoon Cider Vinegar

1/4 Teaspoon Each Salt, White Pepper

2 Teaspoons Minced Fresh Parsley

1 1/2 Cups Shredded Red Cabbage

1/3 Cup Coarsely Grated Seedless Cucumbers, squeezed dry

2 Tablespoons Coarsely Grated Carrots

2 Tablespoons Minced Red Bell Peppers

6 Rosemary Focaccia Buns, 5-6" diameter


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Duck Burger: 1. Combine burger ingredients. Divide into 6 oz portions; shape into 1/2 " thick and 4" diameter patties. Refrigerate covered for a minimum of 1 hour.

Rosemary Sour Cream Butter: 2. 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.

Red Cider Slaw: 3. Combine first six Red Cider Slaw ingredients. Before servicing, 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 desired doneness has been reached.

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 may also be used.

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