Secret Family Recipe Burger and Special Sauce

Truth time. I’ve never eaten a Big Mac in my life. Ever. I have heard great things about the special sauce. But honestly, McDonald’s just really doesn’t do it for me. Unless it’s their southwest chicken salad, without chicken of course. Which I recently recreated and I must say my version was much better!

Large grilled burger on a Kaiser roll topped with onion lettuce tomato and special sauce served with curly fries

So in the spirit of summer I felt like it was time to share my favorite burger recipe with you all. I’ve tried several different burger combinations–grated onion, fresh chopped parsley, pork and beef–but what I learned from all the recipe testing was that if you get quality, organic, grass fed beef, you don’t need all kinds of crazy stuff in your patty.

Large grilled burger on a Kaiser roll topped with onion lettuce tomato and special sauce served with curly fries

Adding a minimal amount of dried spices and a moderate amount of Worcestershire, highlights the rich flavors of the amazing grass fed beef, elevating these burgers to another level.

Large grilled burger on a Kaiser roll topped with onion lettuce tomato and special sauce served with curly fries

If you’re skeptical about spending the extra cash on organic, grass fed beef, I urge you to do a taste comparison! Compare your typical grocery store beef and an organic, grass fed ground beef produced and purchased locally. I guarantee you will taste a difference.

You might be wondering why I’d put a McDonald’s style sauce on an amazing grass fed, organic burger patty? And the answer is because it’s delicious. And life is all about balance. And I do what I want! So, top your burger however you’d like. There’s nothing wrong with a simple ketchup and mustard combo too!

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Secret Family Recipe Burger and Special Sauce


  • Author: Midwest Foodie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Adding a minimal amount of dried spices and a moderate amount of Worcestershire, highlights the rich flavors of the amazing beef in these burgers.


Ingredients

Burger:

  • 1.5 pounds grass fed, organic beef
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • splash of apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

Serve with:

  • 4 sturdy buns, buttered and toasted
  • large leaf green lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced onion

Instructions

  1. Use your hands to combine all burger ingredients in a large bowl. Divide into 4 equal size burger patties. Grill burgers for 4-6 minutes per side.
  2. While the burgers are grilling, combine all sauce ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy.
  3. Serve burgers with buns, lettuce, tomato, sliced onion and a big dollop of sauce. Enjoy!

Keywords: burgers, family dinner, grilling, summer, french fries, grass fed, organic, beef

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