Beef Burger with Tartar Sauce

Savor the classic charm of the quintessential Beef Burger with Tartar Sauce, a gourmet rendition of a beloved favorite.

This burger is a celebration of robust flavors and hearty textures, featuring a succulent, hand-formed beef patty seasoned to perfection, seared to a crispy exterior with a juicy interior. Paired with a zesty, creamy tartar sauce that adds a tangy sophistication, the burger is assembled on a toasted brioche bun for a buttery, slightly sweet complement to the savory meat.

Lettuce and ripe tomato slices add freshness, while a slice of sharp cheddar cheese melts over the beef, inviting a velvety richness with every bite.


For the Beef Patties:

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef (80/20 blend for optimum juiciness)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

For the Tartar Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
  • 1 pickle, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

For the Assembly:

  • 4 brioche burger buns, toasted
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices ripe tomato
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • Red onion rings (optional)


Making the Tartar Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, capers, chopped pickle, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix in the fresh dill. Cover and refrigerate to let the flavors meld together while you prepare the burgers.

Preparing the Beef Patties:

  1. Gently mix ground beef with salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and minced garlic. Avoid overworking the meat to keep the patties tender.
  2. Form the mixture into 4 equal-sized patties slightly larger than the buns because they will shrink during cooking.
  3. Preheat the grill or a skillet to medium-high heat.
  4. Cook the patties for about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until the desired doneness is reached.
  5. In the last minute of cooking, place a slice of cheddar cheese on each patty to melt.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread a generous amount of tartar sauce on the bottom halves of the toasted brioche buns.
  2. Place a lettuce leaf on each sauced bun bottom, followed by a tomato slice and optional onion rings.
  3. When the cheese has melted, place each beef patty on the tomato slice.
  4. Top with additional tartar sauce if desired before capping with the bun tops.


  • Serve the Beef Burger with Tartar Sauce immediately while hot and juicy with a side of crispy fries, coleslaw, or a simple green salad.


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


  • This recipe yields 4 generously-sized burgers, perfect for a satisfying family dinner or a casual gathering with friends.


The Beef Burger with Tartar Sauce is not just a meal; it’s a delectable journey through a landscape of flavors and textures that define comfort food. From the charred, yet tender beef to the creamy, tangy sauce, and the soft, yet sturdy brioche bun, this burger pays homage to tradition while offering a gourmet twist.

It’s a dish that stands tall, with layers that not only satisfy your hunger but also elevate your burger experience to a celebration of culinary craftsmanship. Whether it’s a weeknight treat or the star of your weekend barbecue, this burger is a timeless classic reimagined for the modern palate.