Amazing Beef Burger with Zucchini and Garlic Mayo Sauce

Embark on a sumptuous journey with the gourmet Beef Burger with Zucchini and Garlic Mayo Sauce, where rustic charm meets refined flavors.

This exquisite burger layers a tender, expertly seasoned beef patty with grilled slices of zucchini, bringing a delightful char and subtle sweetness that contrasts the meat’s robust taste.

The creamy garlic mayo sauce—homemade and infused with a mellow garlic punch—adds a luscious, velvety layer that harmonizes the elements. Nestled within a toasted artisan bun, every bite combines the crunch of zucchini with the juicy give of the beef, creating a harmonious symphony for the palate.


For the Beef Patties:

  • 1.5 pounds of premium ground beef (a blend of sirloin and chuck recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (for grilling)

For the Grilled Zucchini:

  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick strips
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Garlic Mayo Sauce:

  • 1 cup quality mayonnaise
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

For the Assembly:

  • 4 artisan burger buns, toasted
  • Fresh arugula or lettuce
  • 4 thick slices of tomato
  • Optional: Slices of aged cheddar or your cheese of choice


Making the Garlic Mayo Sauce:

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, minced garlic, and lemon juice. Season with salt to your liking.
  2. Mix well and set in the fridge to chill as you prepare the other ingredients, allowing the flavors to meld.

Preparing the Zucchini:

  1. Brush zucchini strips with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes on each side or until tender and marked by the grill. Set aside.

Preparing the Beef Patties:

  1. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper and form into 4 equal patties, indenting the center for even cooking.
  2. Heat olive oil in a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until your desired level of doneness is achieved.
  4. If using cheese, add it to the patties during the last minute of cooking to melt.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread a generous layer of the garlic mayo sauce on the bottom bun.
  2. Place a layer of arugula or lettuce over the sauce, followed by a tomato slice.
  3. Add the grilled zucchini on top of the tomato.
  4. Once the patties are cooked and the cheese is melted, place them on top of the zucchini.
  5. Add another dollop of garlic mayo sauce on the top bun before placing it on the patty.


  • Present the Beef Burger with Zucchini and Garlic Mayo Sauce immediately, accompanied by a side of seasoned sweet potato fries or a rustic potato salad for a complete gourmet experience.


  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • Makes 4 burgers, ideal for a delightful family meal or an upscale casual dining experience with friends.


The Beef Burger with Zucchini and Garlic Mayo Sauce is a culinary masterpiece, transforming the simple pleasure of a burger into an extraordinary feast. The juicy, handcrafted beef patty speaks of quality and care, while the grilled zucchini adds a refreshing and healthful twist.

Draped in the rich, aromatic garlic mayo, each mouthful is a statement of flavor that is both grounding and indulgent. Encased in the warmth of a toasted bun, this burger is not only a meal but an expression of artisanal passion—a luxurious take on a timeless classic that will leave you yearning for the next bite.