You know, often when you see a burger on a restaurant menu and it says there is a ‘secret sauce’, well it seems like more often than not this is a thousand island dressing or some version thereof. So when we decided we wanted to make a really good burger – we had to make our own ‘secret sauce’ and since we’re in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, we’d rename it 10,000 Lakes Burger Sauce.
We found the basics of thousand island dressing and then added some sriracha – but not too much because after all we’re naming this for Minnesota’s iconic lakes and in culinary circles Minnesotans aren’t known for using too much heat. After some tasting and tweaking we found something that we thought was pretty darn good. Tomorrow, I’ll show you the burger that I put it on. And although we called this a burger sauce, it was a pretty darn good dipping sauce with our sweet potato fries.
Here’s what you need:
The first thing you need to do is finely mince up some onion, a good gauge is the size of the pickles in the pickle relish. You’re going to need about 1 T plus 2 t.
Now in a bowl you’ll want to add some mayo, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, the onion you chopped, grate in a clove of garlic with a microplane, some white wine vinegar, kosher salt and a dash of sriracha.
Allow this to chill in the fridge for a couple hours. Slather on the bun for your favorite burger or use to dip fries. Enjoy!
- ½ c mayo, I like Hellman’s light
- 2 T ketchup
- 2 T plus 2 t sweet pickle relish
- 1 T plus 2 t finely minced sweet onion
- ½ t or one clove garlic, grated
- 1 t white wine vinegar
- ⅛ t kosher salt
- ¾ t sriracha
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill for a couple hours.