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Burgers with Green Tomato Mayonnaise

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Hands-on time 20 mins
Total time 40 mins

Makes 8 servings

This is a fabulous new way to add even more tomato flavor to a great burger. Try the tangy, chunky mayo on fish sandwiches and crab cakes too.


  • 2 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Tomato slices
  • Green Tomato Mayonnaise
  • Fresh baby spinach

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Gently combine ground chuck, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, gently shape meat into 8 (4-inch) patties (about 3/4 inch thick). Transfer patties to a jelly-roll pan, and drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Turn patties over, and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.

  2. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Transfer burgers to a platter, and cover loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, grill buns 1 to 2 minutes or until grill marks appear. Serve burgers on buns with tomato slices, Green Tomato Mayonnaise, and baby spinach.