Beef, Lamb, Veal, Pork/ Meat & Poultry

Summer Burger with Avocado, Red Onion, Horseradish Sour Cream Sauce & Dijon Mustard Mayonnaise

It would be possible to write a whole cookbook on the various ways of preparing and serving hamburgers. This recipe is an interesting Summer dish, beautifully seasoned. When served with different sauces and sides, these burgers make particularly tempting outdoor food.

Burger with Avocado and Onion 1

Serve: 4


For the burger:

  • 1 lb. good quality, coarsely ground beef, chilled
  • 1 medium onion, finally chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 egg
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

For the horseradish and sour cream chive sauce:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. creamed horseradish 
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives

For the Dijon mustard mayonnaise:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

To serve:

  • 4 burger buns, halved and toasted
  • red onion rings
  • avocado, sliced


Place the chilled meat in a large bowl; add the onion, garlic, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, egg, and seasonings – mix thoroughly. Leave in the refrigerator for one hour.

Using wet hands, shape into 4 evenly sized burgers.

Brush the burgers with a little oil, place on the hot grill pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side, until well browned.

To make the sauces: just whisk the ingredients together for each sauce.

To serve: spread the horseradish and sour cream chive sauce over toasted bun, place the cooked burger, put onion, avocado and top it with the Dijon mustard mayonnaise. Repeat for each burger.

Inspired by “The Gourmet Burger” cookbook.

Burger with Avocado and Onion 2

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    May 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    A beautiful burger! So summery and fresh.



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    La Table De Nana
    May 31, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Now that's a burger Yelena:-)
    I've taken to sliders..but Jacques always has his large burger:-)
    Welcome summer:-)

  • Reply
    May 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    This burger makes me hungry! That horseradish and sour cream chive sauce looks soo good!

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    kat levitt
    September 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Wow! this is a beauty! XX Kat

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