Make Your Own Perfect Patties

by | May 2024

Tasty double beef patty, artisan bun, bacon, Jack cheese, cheddar cheese and pickle dressing served on a rustic style board.

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Although there is some debate as to the origins of the beloved hamburger, can we all agree that there is no better time than Memorial Day weekend to load up the grill with burgers? This Garlic Chipotle Mayo Burger has a fantastic blend of beef, leading to a juicy burger with a punch of flavor. Everything from the mayonnaise to the caramelized onions helps to elevate the burger we have come to love.

Garlic Chipotle Mayo Burger


  • 1 lb. burger blend, 70 percent ground chuck, 20 percent ground beef short rib and 10 percent beef fat
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 cup yellow onion, minced
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. ground mustard seed

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until the ingredients are incorporated. Be careful not to overmix the meat, or you will be left with a tough burger mix. Shape into roughly five quarter-pound patties. Cook burgers on a grill or in a cast iron pan to the desired doneness.

Garlic Chipotle Mayo

  • 5 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/4 tsp. adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients, and mix till combined. Adjust salt and adobo sauce for desired taste.

Caramelized Onions

  • 2 yellow onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Heat a small saucepan over high heat with the olive oil. Add the onions; cook until caramelized to a deep golden color. (Stir occasionally; the onions need time to cook directly on the pan.)

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