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I think mustard is my favorite condiment. Is that weird? My husband’s is gravy, which I don’t feel is really a condiment, but I applaud his devotion to humor. We have to have like 10 different kinds of mustard in our fridge at this exact moment. Spicy, tangy, sweet, savory, it doesn’t matter, mustard is the ultimate condiment. And to me, there is nothing better than a perfectly grilled burger, smothered in yellow mustard, secret sauce, onions, pickles and lettuce.
Here in Southern California, we have a burger chain that actually COOKS their burgers IN mustard, and in the past couple years I have adopted that technique. I don’t know what it is about it, but it’s INSANELY delicious. It’s like whoa, y’all. It adds the perfect flavor to your cheeseburgers. Whether you grill it up on a griddle and cover it in mustard as it cooks, or you mix it into your meat before tossing it on the BBQ, mustard burgers, using New Heinz® Yellow Mustard, are where it’s at.
When I am feeling particularly cheeky and in the mood to really do it up, I like to make classic Diner Style Mustard Burgers. And believe you me, I rack um and stack um high! The trick is a thin beef patty, not too lean, and you griddle them nice and hot and get an amazing caramelization on them. I learned that at a blog conference! Crazy right?
Really there is no need to do anything to the meat but a dash of salt and pepper and a good slathering of yellow mustard.
I am a total Heinz girl when it comes to the classic condiments. They’ve been making food taste good for 150 years and after being pretty much the best ketchup ever, they have applied that expertise to Heinz Yellow Mustard and I love it! It’s super tangy and delicious, exactly what I look for in a classic yellow, 100% natural, stone ground mustard seeds, spices and vinegar – if you’ve never seen it, you can find Heinz Yellow Mustard at Walmart and other major retailers nationwide, in the condiment aisle, right next to your favorite Heinz Ketchup – I mean we can all agree it’s the best right? Who am I kidding here.
This burger recipe will be a sure fire classic in your house. It’s easy and delicious and a great answer to the “What’s for dinner?” conundrum. Trust me, it’s fabulous and you won’t be swinging through a drive-thru to pick up burgers for dinner anymore once you try these!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 4 buns
- 4 tsp butter, softened
- 4 slices of American cheese
- 8 tsp Heinz Yellow Mustard
- 4 tsp Thousand Island Dressing
- 12 pickle slices
- ½ c shredded Iceberg lettuce
- ½ a white onion, diced
- Salt & Pepper
- Separate your ground beef into 4 mounds and using your hands, shape them into thin patties.
- Heat a griddle over medium high heat, season one side of the patty with salt and pepper and 1 tsp of yellow mustard. Cook mustard side down in the griddle and top remaining side with additional tsp of mustard and salt and pepper.
- Flip burger once juices begin to seep though and top with a slice of American cheese.
- Spread butter on the buns, and toast on the griddle until edges begin to brown, about 2 minutes.
- Once cheese is melted, remove patties from heat and place on a toasted bun.
- Top with mustard, thousand island dressing, pickles, onion and lettuce.
I serve our burgers with a side of fries, but around here, anything goes – classic mustard potato salad, fruit, green salad, chips, you name it. The star of the show is the burger, so I don’t worry too much about what we put on the side of them.
What are your favorite mustard recipes?