Secret Sauces for Super Burgers

Anyone can grill a burger, but it's how you dress them that separates the mundane from the memorable. All these versatile burger sauce recipes can be made well ahead of time, and work whether you're cooking in the kitchen, or grilling in the backyard.

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    Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

    Blue cheese dressing

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    Blue cheese sauce is great on a burger, and it's so easy to make your own creamy blue cheese dressing. Not only is it much cheaper, but you can also choose which great blue cheeses to use, such as Gorgonzola or Roquefort.

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    Kentucky Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

    Kentucky Bourbon

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    Why should those casual dining chain restaurants have all the fun? This Kentucky Bourbon barbecue sauce is perfect for brushing on a burger just before it comes off the grill.

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    Garlic Mayonnaise or Aioli

    Garlic aioli

    The Spruce

    Garlic mayonnaise, or aioli, is one of America's most popular cold sauces. This simple aioli recipe has unlimited uses; from a super burger and sandwich spread, to a great dip for vegetables.

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    That Famous "Special Sauce"

    McDonald's Famous

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    Yes, "that" famous special sauce is really what makes a McDonald's hamburger a Big Mac, right? Now you can make it at home.

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    Honey Dijon Barbecue Sauce

    If you like mustard, this sweet and tangy, honey Dijon barbecue sauce is perfect for burgers of any kind. Try it with a grilled turkey burger.

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    Non-Fat Yogurt Mint Sauce

    Salad dressing with yogurt and mint

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    This non-fat yogurt mint sauce recipe is perfect when you want a sauce with big flavor, but without big calories. This Mint sauce recipes are very traditional with lamb, but are great on a grilled beef or turkey burger, especially when you are using Mediterranean spices.