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Andouille and Beef Loading Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Caramelized Onions – P1 HCG Diet Recipe

Jen LBy Jenya  ,   ,   

August 21, 2014

Prolific cookbook author James McNair has been chief judge of Sutter Home Winery's burger cook-off since it began in Napa in 1990. One of his books, Build a Better Burger, includes every winning recipe. Some past winners — and McNair's Louisiana roots — inspired the burger here.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings


Spicy Mayonnaise:

1Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Cover and chill.


1Toss first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Add beef; blend gently. Shape mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties. Transfer patties to small baking sheet.

Caramelized Onions:

1Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Toss onions and next 3 ingredients in large skillet. Place skillet on grill; cook until onions are golden, stirring often, about 25 minutes. Remove from grill; season with salt and pepper.

2Brush grill rack with olive oil. Grill buns, cut side down, until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer buns to work surface. Grill burgers until brown on bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn over; sprinkle with cheese. Grill until burgers are cooked to desired doneness, about 3 minutes for medium. Place some onions, then burger, on each bun bottom. Top each with okra and watercress. Spread mayonnaise on cut side of bun tops; place on burgers. Serve with remaining mayonnaise.


Spicy Mayonnaise

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


1/2 pound andouille sausage, cut into scant 1/4-inch cubes

3/4 cup pecans, toasted, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck or ground beef (20 percent fat)

Caramelized Onions

1 1/2 pounds onions, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for brushing grill rack

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon golden brown sugar

6 large hamburger buns, split

8 ounces crumbled blue cheese

12 pickled okra pods, halved lengthwise*

3 cups watercress tops


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 Burger
Sodium271 mg
Potassium478 mg
Protein20 g
Cholesterol56 mg
Sugar5 g
Total Fat17 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat7 g
Trans Fat1 g
Total Carbohydrates29 g
Dietary Fiber1.1 g

1 Review

Jen L


August 21, 2014

These burgers are AMAZING.

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