Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Burger's Favorite Sauce

Hey All! I hope you're having an amazing weekend! Ours was fun, but fast. Always too fast. Hub and I had a great time deepening the indents in our couch where we normally sit :) These are actually my favorite weekends. The ones where we sit together and do basically nothing. Hub plays some video games, I read some books, Hub plays more video games, I go in the kitchen and cook whatever sounds awesome at that time. It works for us.

I mentioned the other day I was craving fair food so bad because of all this cold weather, and yesterday I was hit with a craving for one of my favorite summertime foods...a big ol' cheeseburger! We ran out of propane right at the end of fall last year and haven't used the grill since, so it's been a while since I've had a juicy hand-pattied burger at home. I decided "What the Hey!" and heated up the frying pan.
While my beefy patties were sizzling away I felt like I wanted to kick these up a notch. My homemade burgers already had a lot of awesomeness going on (see recipe below), but I felt since it had been so long since I'd made one, I'd go all out. YOLO, right?! So I quickly whipped together what I like to call A Burger’s Favorite Sauce!
This stuff is amazing!! It's got just the right amount of tanginess (is that a word?) and adds the perfect amount of creaminess (totally hate that word) to any burger! It takes no time to make and you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen.
Just grab a small bowl, dump everything in and mix it up with a spoon. Use it with burgers, fries, potato chips, veggies, pretzels, chicken or even steak! Bacon? Sure! Chicken Nuggets? Yes. Anything you can think of! Popcorn?...ok maybe not anything :) Store whatever you have left in a glass jar in the fridge.
Ingredients:
1/4 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Cup ketchup
1/4 Cup sour cream
1/8 Cup ranch dressing
1 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire (I just did 3 big shakes)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dill

Directions:
Mix everything together and spread over your favorite dish. Store leftovers in the fridge. I'm not sure how long it would last, but I'm guessing at least a week.

Burger Recipe:
Ingredients:
1 Pd Ground Chuck
1 egg
1/4 Cup BBQ sauce
1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs 
1/8-1/4 Cup Mozzarella cheese
1/8-1/4 Cup Cheddar cheese
1 piece of Bacon, crumbled
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
shake of salt and pepper

Directions:
Mix everything into a large bowl. Patty out 4-8 burgers, depending on how big you like them. 
Refrigerate for one hour (or skip this part if you're in a hurry).

Heat a frying pan to medium heat and add some butter to the pan. Place patties on melted butter and cover with a large metal bowl...I use a circular cake pan. Works just the same.

Add about a 1/4 cup of water to the pan. Fry on each side 5-6 minutes, or less if you like your burger more on the medium to medium rare side, while keeping covered with the bowl. 

Remove the bowl and add your juicy burger to a toasted bun, add a big spoonful of A Burger's Favorite Sauce and Enjoy!

Need some glass jars?

Know of anything else that would taste great with this? Lemme know cause I'm anxious to eat it again! Hope you all had a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

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31 comments:

  1. Oooo that sauce sounds yummy! We grill burgers on our George Foreman grill when we can't do it outside.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, I bet this is all kinds of delicious!

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  3. Yum! Looks like the sauce on an In-N-Out burger.

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  4. Everything about this sounds so yummy! Bacon IN the burger? Sign me up!

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  5. I adore sauces! Thanks so much for the recipe! Pinning and sharing!

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  6. yummmo! That just looks amazing! P.S. I found you through the link party on
    http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/

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  7. Ohhhh, all I can say is YUM! Pinning this now! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love burgers with tangy sauce on them, and this sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

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  9. Oh that looks really good! I am going to have to save that for a summer BBQ! Thanks for sharing (came over from In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party)

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  10. The sauce sounds and looks delish. We grill burgers every Sunday at our house and mix it up with different toppings. Some Sundays it turns out great then you have the fails. I'll be adding this sauce to a list to try on burger night. We host a Link up every Wednesday you should come over and share.

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  11. This looks good. We are having burgers this weekend and I'm going to try it. Thanks.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

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  12. This looks amazing, I LOVE sauces like this and can't wait to try this one out. Thanks for sharing this at our Round Up. Have a great week.
    ~Jenn
    housewivesofriverton.com

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  13. I have every one back in a couple of weeks and this is exactly what we are going to fix. Thank you so much for sharing it on Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

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  14. I can't wait to try this sauce out! It looks absolutely amazing!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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  15. Yum!!! This sauce has all my favorites so it must be great!! I will try it soon!

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  16. 2 all beef patties, SPECIAL SAUCE,lettuce, cheese, pickles, onion on a sesame seed bun. Are you too young to know where that came from? The sauce sounds awesome. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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    1. I do remember!! My older sister worked at McDonald's when that jingle came out and we used to sing it all the time! :) Thank you so much for thinking I'm so young!!

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  17. I'm always looking for a new a different recipe and I can't wait to try your Burgers favorite sauce. I'm sure it will be a hit.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  18. Elie, wow, this sounds like the perfect sauce for burgers and a lot of other things! I'm laughing at Linda's comment, because I am NOT too young to remember that! :) Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend! Have a happy Sunday and a fabulous week!

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  19. Yummy! Can't wait to try this. Pinned!

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  20. This looks sooooo good!! Would love if you shared at our Link It Or Lump It Sunday Link Party! http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-28/

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  21. I think you way out did McDonalds. That is the best looking, "special sauce" I've ever seen. Thanks for bringing it to foodie friday.

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    1. Thank you Diane!! That was really sweet of you to say! :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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  23. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing with us on The HomeAcre Hop! I hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  24. Sounds great! Can't wait to try it!

    A Stellar Journey
    Custom Crochet & Gifts
    www.facebook.com/aStellarJourney

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  25. its great to have a different home made sauce.usually its tomato sauce that's on the burgers.i just want to say thank u very very much for sharing.its a must have for the rest of my like.it looks fab.

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  26. Is the ranch dressing the dry powder mix. or the kind already made? Can't wait to try this...

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    1. I used ranch dressing already made in the bottle, but if you want to try the powder I say go for it! :)

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  27. Why isn't there an option to Pin this?

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