Easy Tailgate Burgers

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Easy Tailgate Burgers

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


For the Sauce

  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 finely minced garlic cloves
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Burgers

  • 1 pound of Strauss® Ground Beef, formed into 2 8-ounce patties
  • ½ yellow onion, raw or caramelized
  • 3 strips of crisp cooked bacon
  • 2 slices of provolone cheese
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 2 brioche buns
  • 2 tbsp of avocado oil
  • 2 thinly sliced Strauss Chicken Breasts
  • ½ seeded and thickly sliced red bell pepper
  • ½ seeded and thickly sliced yellow bell pepper
  • ½ each thickly sliced green zucchini and yellow squash
  • 1 cup of trimmed broccoli
  • 3 tbsp of coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp of sriracha
  • ½ cup of peanuts
  • 2 cups of cooked and drained lentilscilantro leaves for garnishsea
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Sauce: Combine all of the ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk. Keep cool until ready to serve.
  • Burgers: Preheat the grill to high heat (450° to 550°).
  • Season the burgers generously on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Add the seasoned burgers to a hot grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until dark grill marks have formed and the desired internal temperature is achieved.
  • Finish by adding on each cheese to the burgers.
  • To Plate: Place the cheese burger on to the bottom bun and layer on the bacon, caramelized or raw onions, mayonnaise sauce and top bun.
  • Optional Garnish: Lettuce, tomato and pickle.