Burger Bar Condiments

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in blog, blogs, good meals, recipes, Uncategorized

One of our favorite summer entertaining tricks is a Build Your Own ____ Bar. It can be build your own brat, burger, veggie burger, salmon sandwich, hot dog, chicken sandwich…you get the idea. Ask your guests to bring a side dish or fruit for dessert and your work is considerably less!

This 4th of July we’re offering brats we got from our local pastured meat supplier (All Grass Farms for any of you locals!)  These toppings pair perfectly but honestly we’ve used this exact spread with beef burgers and salmon sandwiches too. 

While it may seem like a lot condiments to ‘make’, keep in mind that they all are only a few ingredients, and the flavor is completely worth a bit of extra effort. 

Homemade Mayo

While there are some amazing store-bought options out there, the flavor and consistency of homemade just can’t be beat. We make ours with an immersion blender and it comes together in no time (and rarely, if ever, breaks). 

2 egg yolks
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup extra light olive oil 

Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, dijon and salt in the bottom of the immersion blender cup. Blend together for 5 seconds or so just to break up the yolks and incorporate the salt and lemon juice. Begin adding the oil, 1 tsp at a time and blending in between. Adding the oil slowly or in small increments will ensure the the mayonnaise doesn’t break. Once the first 1/2 cup of oil is incorporated in this way and the mayonnaise has thickened, you can add the final 1/2 cup of oil more quickly, 1 tablespoon at at time. Taste for salt and adjust seasonings as needed. 

Special Sauce 

1/4 cup homemade mayo
2 T Mama Jess Organic Ketchup
2 T sweet pickle relish
pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients let sit for at least 20 minutes before serving. 

Honey Mustard

1 T yellow mustard
1 T dijon mustard (or whole grain if you prefer to see the grains of mustard)
1 T raw honey

Combine all ingredients.

Spicy Chipotle Mayo

1/4 cup homemade mayo
1 T sauce from can of chipotles in adobo 

Combine ingredients and let sit for at least 20 minutes before serving. Feel free to add more sauce or chopped peppers to make it really spicy!

Beer and Butter Caramelized Onions

4 T butter or ghee
2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
pinch of salt
1/4 cup beer of your choosing

Over medium-low heat, warm the pan and melt the butter or ghee. Add the onions and cook, uncovered and stirring frequently. The caramelizing process will take a good 20-25 minutes. Stir often so that they evenly brown. When the onions are caramelized to your liking (they should be very soft and sticky and taste sweet), add the beer. Cook for another 5 minutes to cook off the alcohol and reduce the liquid. Serve warm or at room temperature.