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Bloody Mary Burgers

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 23 mins
Total time 23 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger and 1 tablespoon sauce)

Inspired by the classic cocktail, these bold-flavored burgers make a fantastic brunch entrée. For an extra umami kick, whisk 1 to 2 teaspoons vodka into the sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground sirloin
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 dill pickle spear, thinly sliced crosswise

Nutrition Information

  • calories 351
  • fat 13.7 g
  • satfat 5 g
  • monofat 5.5 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 31 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 5 mg
  • sodium 734 mg
  • calcium 93 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine ketchup and horseradish in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  2. Combine Worcestershire, garlic powder, celery salt, pepper, salt, and beef in a bowl; gently blend with your hands. Form mixture into 4 (3 1/2-inch-diameter) patties.

  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add burgers to pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place 1 burger on bottom half of each bun. Top burgers with ketchup mixture, lettuce, and pickle. Top with top halves of buns.