This post is sponsored by Bick's.

When you think of classic Summertime food pairings, a few immediately jump to mind. Watermelon, popsicles, a cold beverage on a patio, and of course burgers. And I don't know about you, but when I think of a BBQ burger, pickles are an absolute necessity.  So, when , it sounded like a pretty great reason to fire up the grill and eat some if I needed a reason.

Burger with Bicks Pickle - highres

We're into the meaty part of Summer (pun intended) so it's a perfect excuse to get your grill on with burgers, all the condiments and of course, pickles.

Laying pickles across the burger is a no-brainer, but I was trying to think of a way to include even more pickle goodness into my burger. And the only other place I could think of was to get them inside the burger patty! When I make tuna salad or leftover turkey salad after Thanksgiving, I always chop up a few pickles and mix it all together. It adds a little burst of flavour and crunch, so why wouldn't it work in a burger?

Here at Food Bloggers of Canada, we have turkey and lentils on the brain these days with our upcoming conference in Montreal. Both Turkey Farmers of Canada and Canadian Lentils are our Title Sponsors, so when it was time to make the burger patties, I envisioned a BBQ turkey and lentil burger. I'm happy to report it totally worked as it was a light and tasty change from the traditional beef patty.

The question that remained was what kind of pickles should I use. When I went to the grocery store, I had forgotten all the options Bick's offers up. I decided to go with my faves, so I chose the Yum Yum Sweet sandwich pickles to put in the patty. As for layering on top, I couldn't pass up the Tangy Dill Sandwich Savers. Those are just meant for burgers and perfect for photo-taking purposes!

For my toppings, I added brie cheese, sautéed mushrooms, roasted garlic mayo and a fried egg but let's be honest here, there is no wrong answer when it comes to what should go on your burger. However, it's the pickle(s) that brings it all together.

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Overhead Burger with Bicks Pickle - highres

Find This Bick's a Burger

Because a great burger is always paired with a pickle, Bick's is challenging Canadians to find a total of 18 lost burgers online and reunite them with a Bick's pickle. There are tons of cool prizes available: one Green Big Egg BBQ each week during the Summer and tons of gift grocery gift cards!

and you'll be entered into the draw for the prizes. Pretty easy!

BBQ Turkey and Lentil Burger
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Serves: 6-8 patties
  • ½ kg Canadian ground turkey thigh
  • 1.5 cups of cooked red lentils
  • ¼ cup of Bick's chopped Sweet Pickles
  • ½ cup blue cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 6-8 slices of Brie cheese
  • Fried Egg
  • Sautéed Mushrooms
  • Roasted Garlic Mayo
  • Bick's Tangy Dill Sandwich Savers
  1. Add turkey and lentils in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add chopped pickles, blue cheese, egg and spices.
  3. Combine everything well with your hands.
  4. Form mixture into 6-8 patties, cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Ensure your BBQ is on medium to medium-high heat and oil the grill.
  6. Grill the burgers for approximately 8 minutes per side.
  7. Add the cheese for the last minute on the grill.
  8. Add your fixin's and bon appetit!


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