1&1 Burger with Hickory BBQ Sauce


1&1 Burger with Hickory BBQ Sauce

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No other food says Labor Day like a juicy and delicious burger. Chef Brian Landry shares his wildly popular burger recipe, with cheddar cheese curd, homemade hickory sauce, and onions. Perfect burgers guaranteed every time.


Bayou Bar Burger

4        Brioche bun

2 lb    Premium ground beef (made into 8 oz each)

8 oz   Cheddar Cheese Curd

1/2 C Mayonnaise (Blue Plate recommended)

8 oz   Hickory sauce (recipe below)

1        Vidalia onion – thinly sliced

4 T     Steen’s Cane Vinegar or equivalent

1        Butter lettuce head – washed, shredded

1        Creole tomato – sliced for sandwiches

1 C     Sweet & spicy dill pickle (Mount Olive brand recommended)

4 oz   Butter – unsalted, cubed 

          Salt – to taste

          Black pepper – to taste, ground


Hickory Sauce

Yields: 2 cups

1            Yellow onion – peeled, julienne

4 T         Canola oil

1 1/2 C Ketchup

3/4 C    Apple cider vinegar

1/2 C    Brown Sugar – unpacked

1 T        Black Pepper – ground

1/4 C    Worcestershire

1/2 T    Chili flake

             Salt – to taste


  1. Bayou Bar Burger
  3. Using a cast iron griddle, melt four cubes, which is about 2 tablespoons of butter.
  5. Season the prepared patties with salt and pepper, and place into hot butter.
  7. Sear the patties until a golden-brown crust forms for about 2 minutes.
  9. Flip, and cook to desired doneness.
  11. In a separate non-stick pan, use the remaining butter to toast the slider buns until golden brown.
  13. As the burgers finish cooking, place 2 tablespoons of hickory sauce on each burger and top with cheese curd.
  15. As the cheese starts to soften, toss thinly sliced onion with a pinch of salt and cane vinegar and allow to marinate.
  17. Coat the insides of the top and bottom bun with
  18. mayonnaise.
  20. To really melt the cheese place the burgers with sauce and cheese on top under the broiler in the oven for 1 to 2 minutes.
  22. Assemble the burger starting from the bottom with bun, patty, sliced onion, sliced pickles, tomato slice, shredded lettuce, and top bun.
  24. Hold together with a toothpick.
  26. Hickory Sauce
  28. Use the oil to caramelize onions in a sauce pan.
  30. Once onions are caramelized, combine all other ingredients in saucepan and cook until combined.
  32. In blender, starting on low speed and gradually increasing, puree all ingredients until smooth.

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