Best burger spreads and sauces?

Dear Cooks:

What is a good condiment to use in burgers and other sandwiches in place of mayo. I absolutely hate mayo but I get sick of bland dry sandwiches.


Desperately Seeking Special Sauce

Dear DScubed:

Here is one of Rach’s favorite sauces for burgers from her Double-Decker “Animal Style” Burger (In-N- Out Burger style) recipe:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • salt and pepper

Mix the first five ingredients, and season with salt and pepper.

Here is a California-style sauce from Rach’s Cobb Club Burger Sliders recipe:

  • 1 ripe Hass avocado
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • handful of chopped herbs your choice – parsley, chives, dill, etc.
  • salt and pepper

Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Both of these sauces would be equally delicious on sandwiches. You can also prepare them ahead of time and store in the fridge to use later. Check out more of Rachael’s burger and sauce recipes here.

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