Caesar Salad Burger

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This is a clever combination of two American classics; Caesar salad and hamburgers. The creamy, crunchy salad is delicious on its own, though it's an inspired burger topping. Source: Bobby Flay"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (595.8 g)
  • Calories 1299
  • Total Fat - 63.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 21.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 192.9 mg
  • Sodium - 881.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 134.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 48.7 g
  • Protein - 60.3 g
  • Calcium - 246.9 mg
  • Iron - 9.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 46.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step 1

To make the Casesar mayonnaise, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth. Scrape into a bowl and stir in the cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Step 2

Divide the meat into 4 equal portions (about 6 ounces each). Form each portion loosely into a 3/4-inch-thick burger and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Season both sides of each burger with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Heat a gas grill to high or heat coals in a charcoal grill until they glow bright orange and ash over. Brush the burgers with the oil. Grill the burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 3 minutes for beef and 5 minutes for turkey. Flip over the burgers. Cook beef burgers until golden brown and slightly charred on second side, 4 minutes for medium-rare, or until cooked to desired degree of doneness. Cook turkey burgers until cooked throughout, about 5 minutes on the second side.

Step 4

Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and spread a few tablespoons of Caesar mayonnaise on each burger. Top with the romaine leaves and sprinkle with Parmesan and black pepper. Cover with the bun tops and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



These were a great tasting change from a normal burger. I was not able to purchase romaine at the local market, so I got a salad mix instead. I used my blender to mix the topping. I used cholula's instead of Tabasco sauce on purpose. My husband and I both enjoyed this. Unfortunately the time change happened this previous weekend, so we didn't grill. I cooked them in my electric skillet because it gets dark very early here. Thank you for a great recipe. 。◕‿◕。

(7 Nov 2020)


I had to use my own Caesar due to DH's allergies, but it all came together well. It was nice to have something different to top our burgers.

review by:
(26 Jun 2016)


I used frozen bison hamburger patties for this and they turned out perfectly delicious. The sauce really brings this burger over the top!!

review by:
(13 Apr 2016)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I loved this burger and I love burgers! The caesar mayo is wonderful. The tabasco sauce was repeated but I love spice so I used 4 dashes of tabasco! A really tasty burger - I'll make this again and I will make the caesar mayo to use on a salad.

(3 May 2015)