Beef Burger with Mustard Sauce

Embrace the indulgence of the classic with a twist in our Beef Burger with Mustard Sauce, where each bite melds timeless tradition with an exhilarating new perspective.

The beef patty, juicy and rich, is seasoned to perfection, bringing out the robustness of the meat that has been the cornerstone of the quintessential burger.

Then comes the crescendo – a bold, zesty mustard sauce that cuts through the savoriness with its tangy notes, creating a symphony of flavors that is both familiar and daringly different. This burger is not just a meal, it’s a statement – one that celebrates the bold and the beautiful in the realm of culinary arts.


For the Beef Patties:

  • 1½ pounds ground beef (80/20 mix for optimum juiciness)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, for grilling

For the Mustard Sauce:

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • A pinch of salt

Additional Toppings:

  • Fresh lettuce leaves
  • Sliced ripe tomatoes
  • Sliced pickles
  • Sliced red onions
  • Cheddar cheese slices (optional)
  • Brioche burger buns, toasted


Making the Beef Patties:

  1. In a bowl, mix together the ground beef with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper until just combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into 4 evenly sized patties, making a slight indentation in the center of each to prevent puffing up during cooking.
  3. Preheat the grill or skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Grill the beef patties for 3 to 4 minutes on one side, then flip and continue cooking to your desired doneness (about 3 more minutes for medium-rare).

Creating the Mustard Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt until well combined.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread a generous amount of the mustard sauce on the bottom half of each toasted brioche bun.
  2. Place a lettuce leaf on each sauced bun bottom, followed by a slice of tomato and pickles.
  3. When the beef patties are cooked to your liking, add a slice of cheddar cheese on top (if using), and allow it to melt slightly before transferring to the buns.
  4. Top with sliced red onions.
  5. Place the other half of the toasted bun on top, completing the burger.


  • Present the Beef Burger with Mustard Sauce hot off the grill, alongside a heap of golden, crispy fries or a light side salad for a balanced dining experience.


  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes


  • This recipe is designed to serve 4, offering a hearty and satisfying burger that will delight any crowd, whether it be a casual family dinner or a festive backyard barbecue.


The Beef Burger with Mustard Sauce is a culinary craft that stands testament to the beauty of balance. The deep, satisfying flavor of the beef patty paired with the sharp, intricate notes of the mustard sauce makes for an unforgettable gourmet burger.

Each component, from the pillowy softness of the toasted brioche bun to the crisp freshness of the vegetables, plays a pivotal role in constructing this masterpiece. It’s not just food; it’s a flavorful adventure meant to be relished one joyful bite at a time.