Smoky Maple Bacon Burger Sauce & Special Sauce


Smoky Maple Bacon Burger Sauce & Special Sauce
Both of these burger sauces are easy to make and pack a serious flavour punch. The Smoky Maple Bacon Burger Sauce is perfect on a classic beef burger, with the bacon adding smokiness and the beetroot adding colour and flavour.

Smoky Maple Bacon Burger Sauce


Makes 1¼ cups



100g streaky bacon, rind removed and finely chopped

250g pre-cooked beetroot, grated

¼ cup brown sugar

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp smoked paprika powder

1 cup tomato passata

¼ cup maple syrup

1 bay leaf



  1. Place a medium non-stick, deep-sided frying pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp. Add beetroot, sugar, vinegar, paprika, passata, maple syrup and bay leaf.
  2. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until reduced and thickened. Set aside to cool. Store in a glass jar, refrigerated for 1 month.


Smart Tip

This sauce is perfect on a classic beef burger. The bacon adds smokiness; the beetroot adds colour and flavour.


Special sauce

Makes 1 cup



¼ cup mayonnaise

1½ tsp juice from pickles

1 tbsp ketchup

1 tsp yellow American-style mustard

¼ tsp smoked paprika

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp onion powder

¼ cup finely chopped pickles



Combine all ingredients in a bowl, combine, then season with cracked black pepper. Store in an airtight container for 1 month, refrigerated.


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