Tom’s Hamburger Sauce
This is what I slather all over the hamburgers I make at home. Aficionados of Bud’s Broiler–an old local chain of charcoal-grilled hamburger joints around New Orleans–may note that this is a bit similar to the sauce on Bud’s Number One. I admit that as my inspiration, but this isn’t their recipe. It’s also a takeoff from “secret” sauces found in fast food places everywhere. They all are variations on a blend of mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup. This one substitutes barbecue sauce and chipotle Tabasco for the ketchup, which I avoid wherever possible.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 Tbs. dill relish, well drained
- 2 Tbs. smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
- 1 tsp. Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce
- 1/4 tsp. coarsely-ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients. Refrigerate what you don’t use immediately.
Makes enough for about ten hamburgers.