Grilled Burgers with Chile Crisp Special Sauce

Grilled Burgers with Chile Crisp Special Sauce

By: Nicki Sizemore
What to know
Suggested Briq
Grill temperature
550°
Skill level
Easy
Prep time
10 mins
Total time
20 mins
Feeds
4
Ingredients
For the Chile Crisp Special Sauce:
½ cup
mayonnaise
2 tsp
chile crisp (well stirred)
1 tsp
maple syrup
½ tsp
fresh lime juice
2 tsp
chopped chives (optional)
Salt and pepper
For the Burgers:
1 lb
ground beef
Burger buns
Tomato slices
Lettuce
White Cheddar slices
Overview
In my house, it isn’t a burger without this sauce. Chile crisp is a Sichuan chile sauce that’s an umami powerhouse, giving this creamy sauce an irresistible spicy kick. You can also slather the sauce on sandwiches and tacos, or serve it as a dip for fries or raw veggies.
Step 1
To make the special sauce, in a small bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Step 2
To make the burgers, form the ground meat evenly into four ¼-lb patties. Be careful not to pack too tightly but make sure they hold together well. Dimpling the patties in the center can help them cook evenly. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Step 3
Load a Quick Briq or Everyday Briq into your Spark and set the temperature to 550°F. Oil the grates with a high-heat cooking oil. Place the burgers on the grill over the heat spreader and close the lid. Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until the burgers register 125-130°F for medium-rare. If desired, top with cheese for the last minute of cooking.
Step 4
Let the burgers rest on a cooling rack for 5 minutes to let the juices redistribute. While the burgers are resting, add the buns to the grill and toast for about a minute. Serve the burgers with the buns, special sauce, lettuce and tomato slices.
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