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Mini Burger Recipe

Posted February 17, 2012 by Stephanie

When I was brainstorming ideas for the savoury bottom tier of our afternoon beer, mini burgers immediately came to mind. Mini burgers are the tiny tea sandwiches of the burger world. Super simple, super tasty. This is barely a recipe – what really makes this burger is the sauce. Give it a try on your favourite burger recipe, you won’t regret it!

I am juicy, I am sauced: I AM MINI BURGER WITH SHACK SAUCE!

Mini Burger Recipe
yield: 6 mini burgers

  • 9 ounces ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
  • 6 mini buns
  • butter

Shape the ground beef into 1.5 ounce patties. Heat a bit of oil in a cast iron skillet. When hot, add the burger and pan fry for one to two minutes per side. Place on lightly buttered mini buns and top with your favorite burger toppings.

Shack Sauce from Serious Eats
yield: about 1/3 cup sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 baby pickles, finely chopped
  • pinch garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper

Combine ingredients and enjoy on burgers!


  1. Gorgeous Burger! Love that you posted the Shack Sauce, can’t wait to try it out :)

  2. Denise says:

    Love your style of photography, just gorgeous!

  3. That lead picture is A-MAY-ZING-UH! Sauce sounds pretty fuss free. May give it a go. :)


  4. Oh my God, your photos are breathtaking! I especially love the first one, and your photo with the ingredients. I’m new to your blog, but I love it! Yum!

  5. That first photo brought me into your blog – YUMMY!!!

  6. Cornelia says:

    That photo is epic Kiran and the others make a great presentation. Easy to follow! Like like like! ;D

  7. Jo says:

    This looks absolutely delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at

  8. Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    I love these shots. And yum, this is my kind of burger!

  9. rachel says:

    Did that first shot leave grease all over your lens? I’m always trying to avoid splatters, but that is down right artsy. :) Love it, love the burger recipe and love the blog, as always!

    1. steph says:

      I use a telephoto lens to stay away from the splatters!

  10. Laurie says:

    Love, Love, LOVE!!!!

  11. Nora says:

    The sauce for these are truly great! I like to chop a little fresh onion into mine as well….but where’s the cheese? :-)

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