If you grew up eating burgers at various venues in your neighborhood, the chances are, one of them had a sauce on it that you really, really liked. I know I did, and it was at a local chain called Gino's which disappeared for a while but now is back or rather reinvented in a more updated upscale version. Chuck and I grabbed lunch at the Gino's in King of Prussia, and the sauce tasted just the same as I remembered. Delicious. I have my own sauce I like to make that raises the bar on our homemade burgers, and while it is mayonnaise-based, it's not actually a copy of a fast food sauce. It's more of a grown-up, revved up version. It's equally good on beef, turkey, seafood or vegetarian burgers, even on a grilled portobello. And don't forget grilled chicken or fish filet. Schmear it on everything! French fries...chips... Actually, I could probably eat packing peanuts with this stuff on it...well maybe not, but almost. My burger is waiting.
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Sorry, I'm not sharing anything but the recipe.
1/2 cup mayonnaise (homemade or commercial)
2T ketchup (homemade or commercial)
2 tsp. anchovy paste
1 small garlic clove, minced or pressed
3 T grated or finely minced onion
1 teas. hot pepper sauce ( homemade, Cholula, or what you have...)
2 tsp. honey or 1T of sugar or spoonable sugar substitute
(2 tsp. capers or dill pickles minced)
2T minced roasted red bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate for at least two hours or up to 1 day before serving.