Best Grilled Burger & Burger Sauce

Best Grilled Burger & Burger Sauce

Best Grilled Burger & Burger Sauce


6 servings


  • For the burger sauce:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
  • ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • For the burger:
  • 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 6 potato hamburger buns
  • 9 strips black pepper bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • 12 slices Hook’s 10-year sharp cheddar
  • Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced


  1. Heat the grill to medium-high heat.

  2. To make the burger sauce: In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients together until well incorporated. Set aside.

  3. To make the burgers: Use a kitchen scale to measure out 6 ⅓-pound balls of ground beef, and then form them into 3/4-inch thick patties. Make a thumb indent in each patty. The indent will help the patty hold its shape as it cooks, rather than swelling — and that will help it cook more evenly.

  4. Generously season both sides of the patties with salt and pepper.

  5. Place the patties on the hot grill and cook, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes. Flip the patties and cook them for another 5 minutes.

  6. Top each patty with 3 half strips of bacon and 2 slices cheddar, and cook the patties, covered, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

  7. Remove the patties and set them aside to rest for 5 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, toast the buns on the grill for 2 minutes, or until they’re golden and have nice grill marks.

  9. Top each of the warm buns with a burger patty, burger sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.