Classic Griddle Burgers with Special Sauce
Serves: 4 burgers
  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef ® ground chuck
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons rendered beef fat, bacon fat or clarified butter
  • 4 soft burger buns
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • Optional toppings: pickles, sliced tomato, iceberg lettuce, sliced onion
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, ancho chili powder and celery salt; set aside in refrigerator. Portion burgers into 4 lightly packed patties. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Preheat griddle or large cast iron skillet to medium high.
  2. Add fat/butter to cooking surface and spread evenly. When oil begins to smoke, place burger patties on griddle. Sear approximately 2-3 minutes to develop a mahogany brown caramelized exterior, then flip. Place cut side of buns on griddle to brown, adding more oil if needed.
  3. Top burger with cheese and finish searing burger (1-2 minutes) until cooked through (160°F internal temperature).
  4. Smear bottom bun with special sauce and top as desired with pickles, tomato, lettuce, burger, onion and top bun.
Recipe by Certified Angus Beef brand blog - Go Rare at