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Whether you only enjoy the occasional burger at a summer barbeque or are considered the burger connoisseur in the group, it’s easy to taste why Omaha Steaks mouthwatering lineup of burgers deliver the best bite around. From our classic Omaha Steaks Burgers to our PureGround™ collection – which are entirely from a single source of steak, making them literal steak on a bun – they all weigh in at a bun-busting 6 oz. and feature a looser, handmade texture that will rival any burger you can make at home. With 4 chef-approved methods to cooking the perfect burger, you’re 100%-guaranteed to experience the perfect bite every time.

And while they deliver next-level flavor all on their own, they’re truly born to be styled. So, if you’re looking to improve upon perfection and up your burger game to a whole new level, these four chef-curated burger sauce recipes will introduce you to a world of mouthwatering possibilities you’ll never forget. Grab some extra napkins and try them all to discover your favorite!

Smoky-Sweet Onion Mayo

You won’t find this mayo at your local grocery store! Made with a stupendously savory, tangy, spicy, and creamy combination of barbeque, Worcestershire, and hot sauces, sherry vinegar, mayo, and butter, wonderfully complemented by sweet onions, earthy garlic, and more, your taste buds won’t know what hit them – but they will absolutely want more of it.

Smoky-Sweet Onion Mayo

A savory and sweet mayo sauce to spice up your burger
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Executive Chef David Rose

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 large garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of your favorite barbeque sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat a medium-sized saucepan to medium-high heat and add oil, butter, onions, and garlic. Continuously sauté, then reduce to medium heat and continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring onion mixture every minute or so until browned, caramelized, and translucent.

Try it on Omaha Steaks PureGround™ Sirloin Burgers with our Gouda Cheeseburger with Smoky-Sweet Onion Mayo recipe!

Pesto Mayo

If you’re craving the herby, salty, rich flavoring of pesto but want something with a little more kick, this unique and irresistible mayo has it all. Turn your favorite condiment into your new favorite burger sauce when you add the light heat of crushed red pepper and the citrusy tang of fresh lemon juice to create a satisfying and creamy flavor profile you have to taste to believe.

Pesto Mayo

An herbaceous mayo spread for burgers
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Executive Chef David Rose

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons pine nuts
  • 3 large fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a food processor, add pine nuts, basil, Parmesan cheese, crushed red pepper, and olive oil and blend until finely minced.
  • Place contents in medium bowl, add lemon juice and mayonnaise, and whisk until fully incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Try it on Omaha Steaks PureGround™ Delmonico Burgers with our Italian Stallion Burger recipe!

Special Sauce

As satisfying to taste as it is easy to make, this “special” sauce will forever hold a special place in your heart. To create something this amazing requires the expert balancing and simple whisking together of unique flavors, including briny capers, sweet pepperoncini, tangy ketchup, fiery hot sauce, and more. Who knew something this special and delicious could be this easy to create? We did.

Special Sauce

A satisfying and versatile burger sauce
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Executive Chef David Rose

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon capers, finely minced
  • 1 medium pepperoncini, seeds removed, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon caper juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in medium bowl and whisk until well-incorporated.

Try it on Omaha Steaks PureGround™ New York Strip Burgers with The Mack Burger recipe!

Cheese Sauce

If you’re lovey dovey for ooey gooey cheese, this sauce will have you saying, “Be mine.” With only five simple, but vital, ingredients and just two steps to create, you may worry the end result couldn’t possibly deliver on the promise of cheesy, creamy perfection. But once you taste it, you’ll never be so happy to be wrong! So, get ready to fall in love with this tangy, umami-packed game-changer. 

Cheese Sauce

An creamy cheese sauce for next-level burger perfection
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time9 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Executive Chef David Rose

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dashed hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Bring heavy cream to a boil and whisk in cheese, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Reduce to medium heat and simmer about 3 to 4 minutes until thickened and sauce-like consistency; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Try it on Omaha Steaks PureGround™ New York Strip Burgers with The Mack Burger recipe!

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