Delicious burger recipes inspired by Canadian summers

(NC) -- The warmth of the summer sun encourages escapes to the great outdoors. Whether enjoying your backyard or a family cottage vacation, this annual rite also involves firing up the grill to enjoy burgers under a canopy of sky – a true Canadian summer tradition.

Chef Matt Basile, owner of the Fidel Gastro food truck, uses the diversity of the Canadian palate to create signature burger recipes, with help from the leading pickle brand, Bick's. These recipes are inspired by the country's natural beauty and regional ingredients – and the delicious flavour combinations will tempt your taste buds for our favourite summertime fare – the burger.

Each creation belongs to Chef Basile, and each one is enhanced by Bick's:

Grill it lakeside:Inspired by early mornings on the dock watching the sunrise, the Muskoka BreakfastBurger includes a perfectly fried sunny-side up egg, a slice of real Canadian bacon and lots of Sandwich Savers 50% Less Salt Tangy Dill Pickles.

Bring on the crunch: Poutine, a quintessential French-Canadian culinary indulgence of crispy french fries, gravy and cheese curds, is paired with a flavourful Baby Dill Pickle. The Poutine Crunch Burger is deliciously satisfying after a long canoe ride or a hike in the woods.

Rodeo Roundup: The Stampede Sliders will wrangle even the heartiest appetite at the rodeo, so get saddled up to enjoy a juicy beef burger glazed with barbecue sauce, Hot Pepper Rings and topped with a deep fried Baby Dill Pickle. A winner right from the gate, this burger is guaranteed to become a year-round staple.

Packed with Taste: Hit the trails for a morning of outdoor activity and sunshine and come home to the Grouse Mountain Power Burger - a perfectly grilled veggie burger topped with Sliced Beets, avocado, a dollop of Zesty Onion Relish for a bit of zing and slices of Garlic Baby Dill Pickles – a fantastic combination of crunchiness and flavour.

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