I found a recipe over at Ezra Pound Cake for some really yummy hamburgers. It is a really wordy recipe, so I am going to shorten it up for you and concentrate on the star of the show, the sauce. Your goal is to make a bacon burger and to make enough sauce to not only put on it, but to also dip your hamburger into. If horseradish scares you, don’t be afraid. You can start out with a little and add more if you’d like.
1 lb. hamburger or ground turkey or ground chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 slices bacon
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cook bacon as you normally do…in the oven, in a skillet, in the microwave…whatever you prefer.
Combine hamburger, garlic, salt, pepper. Form into patties and grill/cook in a skillet until cooked through.
While those are grilling combine all ingredients for the sauce in a medium bowl.
Also, if you are grilling your hamburgers on the grill you can wrap the buns in aluminum foil and stick them on the coolest part of the grill or stick them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes.
When hamburgers and bacon are done assemble burgers with hamburger buns, lettuce, bacon and hamburger and a dollop of sauce. Serve with sauce on the side for dipping, too.
We had this with cole slaw and strawberries.
Did I change anything? The original recipe called for chopped onions in the hamburgers, but I left those out. Also, next time I make these I will make more sauce. Can you tell I liked the sauce? I might also add a teeny tiny bit more horseradish.