Cajun Burger

Cajun burger with remoulade sauce.

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
706 Calories
51g Fat
13g Carbs
49g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 706
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 1778mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 923mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These Cajun burgers are perfectly seasoned and topped with a delicious Louisiana remoulade sauce. The spice blend is a snap to throw together with seasonings you probably have on hand. If you don't have a well-stocked spice cabinet, feel free to use a store-bought Cajun seasoning blend.

The remoulade sauce adds authentic Cajun flavor and a bit of heat to the burgers. Add your favorite toppings to these juicy, delicious burgers. Sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, and lettuce are excellent choices. If you like cheeseburgers, top each burger with a slice of cheddar or American cheese a minute or two before they are finished cooking.

Enjoy these burgers with potato chips or French fries for a fantastic lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

For the Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano

  • 1 tablespoon dried onion powder

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 green onion, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (e.g., Frank's, Texas Pete, Tabasco)

  • 1 teaspoon dill relish

  • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste

For the Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (80/20 or 85/15)

  • 1/3 cup finely minced onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • Sandwich buns, burger toppings, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for Cajun burgers.
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  2. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, oregano, onion powder, kosher salt, thyme, and the black and cayenne peppers. Stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to a jar with a lid.

    Cajun seasoning for burgers.
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  3. In another small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with the finely chopped green onion, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, and dill relish. Add 3/4 teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning (or to taste). Cover and refrigerate the remoulade until serving time.

    Remoulade sauce for burgers.
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  4. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, minced onion, pressed garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the Cajun seasoning mixture. Mix to blend thoroughly.

    Cajun burger mixture.
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  5. With your hands of a burger press, shape the meat mixture into four burgers. Each burger will weigh approximately 6 ounces. With your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each burger. Refrigerate the burgers until it is time to cook. Store the remaining Cajun seasoning in a cool, dark place.

    Cajun burgers ready to grill.
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  6. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. When the grill is hot, brush the grate with olive oil or canola oil. Place the burgers on the grill, indentation side up and grill for about 5 minutes. Carefully flip the burgers and continue grilling for about 4 to 5 minutes longer, or until the burgers register 160 F, the minimum safe temperature recommended by the USDA.

    Cajun burgers on the grill.
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  7. Transfer the burgers to a plate or rack and tent with foil. Let them rest for 5 minutes.

    Cajun burgers, grilled and resting.
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  8. Assemble the burgers on buns with your choice of toppings, along with a generous amount of remoulade sauce.

    Cajun burgers ready to eat.
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Recipe Variation

  • If you prefer, replace the dill relish with finely chopped dill pickle.