I can’t imagine summer passing by without grilling hamburgers, and I’m kicking this burger up a notch with an amazing green tomato mayonnaise and sweet buttered buns. Oh. My. Gosh. This burger is delicious on its own, but the mayo topping brings a tangy bite and the buns bring a sweetness that puts the burger over the top. Believe me, this green tomato mayonnaise is begging me to eat it by the bowl-full.
With heat from the Dijon mustard, the creamy mayonnaise, the addition of herbs, and the fresh flavor of the green tomato; green tomato mayonnaise brings flavor to anything you wish to add it to. But, when the mayo concoction is added to a burger laced with Worcestershire sauce, it’s like going to taste bud Heaven. The diced tomato creates a chunky texture that is very pleasing to the palate. Try pairing this burger with these yummy sweet potato fries and finish with you own personal raspberry lemon pie. Now, that’s a #foodtastic combo!
What else sends this burger over the top? The sweet and savory buttered buns. I’d never thought to add anything to a burger bun other than mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion. My son is the one who started adding butter to the buns with a little salt and pepper prior to grilling or toasting the buns, and you won’t believe the difference it makes in a burger. I’ve always added the above mentioned to my burgers but honestly, this burger doesn’t need anything aside from the buttery buns and green tomato mayonnaise, and the baby spinach is a great replacement for lettuce. I can’t say enough how delicious this combination of burger, bun, and mayo is. I really hope you try this recipe for yourself. Take a snapshot of your burger and post it to social media. Be sure to tag #southerncooked; I’d love to see your creations.
Burger with Green Tomato Mayonnaise
Yield 8 servings
Nothing beats a grilled burger in the summertime, except this new way to add even more tomato flavor with a tangy bite to an already fabulous juicy burger.
- 2 1/2 pounds ground Chuck 80/20
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground pepper, divided
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
- salt and pepper
- tomato slices
- baby spinach leaves
Green Tomato Mayonnaise
- 1 green tomato, cored and diced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1 Tablespoon dried basil
- Preheat grill or heavy bottom skillet to 350 to 400 degrees or medium high heat. Gently combine ground chuck, 1/4 Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 pepper in a large bowl. Shape into 8 patties 4 inches wide by 3/4 inches high.
- Transfer patties to sheet pan and drizzle with remaining Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
- Grill patties covered with lid for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Transfer burgers to platter and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let rest 5 minutes.
- Spread butter onto inside top and inside bottom of buns. Sprinkle buttered bun tops and bottoms with salt and pepper. Grill buttered buns 1 to 2 minutes or until grill marks appear.
- Serve burgers on buns with tomato slices, green tomato mayonnaise, and baby spinach.
Green Tomato Mayonnaise
- Stir all ingredients together. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 5 days.
Serving Suggestions: Green Tomato Mayonnaise is a great topping for crab cakes, fish sandwiches, or a Bacon Lettuce Tomato sandwich.
Courses Main Dish
Serving Size 1 burger, dressed
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 20.7 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 776 mg
Total Carbohydrates 26.1 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 7.7 g
Protein 23.6 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.