Homemade burger sauce

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Homemade burger sauce - take this to a family BBQ, and everyone will want the recipe!

Have you ever wanted to have a recipe that everyone asks for when you serve it up? To be that person at family BBQs who’s being pestered for details of just how they made their contribution, scribbling it down on scraps of paper to hand out?

Make. This. Sauce. And you will be the envy of everybody.

Homemade burger sauce - take this to a family BBQ, and everyone will want the recipe!

The flavours in this sauce are insane. I love a good veggie burger, and I often use shop-bought ones like those you can see in the pictures (it’s true, I’m not really superwoman after all) – and this homemade burger sauce is a really easy way to turn your bog-standard burger into something really special.

It’s got some pretty strange ingredients, which just means that people will be all the more eager to get the recipe from you – I bet they’d never guess exactly what goes into it.

Homemade burger sauce - take this to a family BBQ, and everyone will want the recipe!

Start with some lettuce. Yes, this burger sauce contains lettuce. Bear with me.

Throw the lettuce in a high-powered blender, and add some pickled gherkins, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard.

All the flavours that should appear on a burger, in one easy smear.

Homemade burger sauce - take this to a family BBQ, and everyone will want the recipe!

This kind of burger sauce is often served at cheapy burger trucks, probably just so that they can make their burgers taste a bit like vegetables without actually having to spend money on fresh veg (I’m sure they don’t make their own sauce). But, don’t let that put you off! This burger sauce is tasty and tangy, and smooth and creamy, all at the same time, and it wouldn’t be out of place even on the most gourmet burger.

You can add some extra salad as well if you want, like I did – the burger sauce gives all the flavour you need, but I do like a little bit of crunch on a burger too.

Do you have a recipe that everyone’s always asking for?

Homemade burger sauce - take this to a family BBQ, and everyone will want the recipe!

Homemade burger sauce

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 iceberg lettuce or green lettuce
  • 1-2 large pickled gherkins (depending on preference)
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a high-powered blender, and blitz well until smooth. Add more ingredients to taste, if desired.

Nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on your exact ingredients. Please calculate your own nutritional values if you require accuracy for health reasons.

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Note: nutritional information is approximate, and will depend on exactly what ingredients you choose.

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30 Comments

  1. This sounds like a great recipe! I’d probably only use one pickled gherkin, but the mix of vegetables and condiments sounds like it would make an amazing sauce. I’ll try this recipe out next time I have a burger. Thanks for the article!

  2. OK, I’m not a woman, but I did most of the cooking even before the wife left me. Just me and my boy now, and really appreciate this recipe as I hate using pre-made stuff. I can get my boy to eat a veggie-burger, that’s a win!

  3. Oh wow, now we do like making burgers in this house. We now have the ultimate burger sauce to go with. This looks delicious. It’s 05:04am and I could eat that now. Yum

  4. This sounds great! Just like the sauces you get from burger joints. I have a sauce that I make all the time that has lettuce in it. Makes for a pretty sauce! Thanks for the recipe. And, yep, though I’d love to make my own veggie patties all the time, those frozen ones are just too easy!

  5. I love this sauce. I need it in my life. This looks amazing Becca – I’ve pinned to save and will definitely be trying it!