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Rachael’s Smoky S’mack Burgers

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show [1]. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com.


For the special sauce:
  • ⅓ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup relish, preferred brand Wickles
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons chipotle-flavored hot sauce (Rach loves Chipotle Tabasco), to taste (or substitute ground chipotle in adobo sauce)
For the burgers:
  • 1 ½ to 2 pounds 80% lean ground beef (6- to 8-ounce patties)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard, about ⅓ palmful
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, about ⅓ palmful
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion, about ⅓ palmful
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika/pimenton, about ⅓ palmful
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 8 slices white American or white cheddar cheese
  • Big Marty’s sesame seed burger rolls
  • Blue potato chips
To serve:
  • Dill pickle chips
  • Minced white onion
  • Chopped iceberg lettuce


Heat a cast iron skillet [2] over medium-high to high heat.

For the sauce, in a bowl [3], combine the ketchup, relish, sour cream, and salt and pepper, then add chipotle sauce or puree to your taste, 2 to 3 tablespoons.

For the burgers, combine beef with Worcestershire sauce and seasonings: salt and pepper, mustard, garlic, onion and paprika. Form beef into even mound and score into 4 portions. Form 4 patties thinner at center and thicker at edges for even cooking. Add oil to skillet [2], 1 turn of the pan [4], cook patties about 8 minutes, turning occasionally. Add cheese to burgers in last minute to melt.

Serve patties on buns: pickles, minced onion and iceberg, top with patty, potato chips, sauce and serve.