Garden Salsa Juicy Burger Recipe


*I partnered with Lunchbox to bring you this recipe post using Hellmann’s mayonnaise.
All thoughts are 100% my own

Your favorite mayonnaise is turning 100! Hellmann’s and Best Foods mayonnaise isn’t just for sandwiches – did you know it can also be used to moisten chocolate cake and to add juiciness to a burger?!

Hellmann’s has partnered with Mario Batali to create some delicious summer recipes, like this tasty juicy burger recipe, all in celebration of Hellmann’s 100 Year Anniversary.

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To help celebrate Hellmann’s anniversary, I decided to create one of Mario Batali’s recipes here in my home. We were having a BBQ for dinner, it was the perfect time to make the Juicy Salsa Burger. And to have a little fun.. I didn’t tell them what was in the burger.

Could they guess what the secret ingredient is?

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Secretly, on the side, I mixed everything together. Tossed in the Hellmann’s mayonnaise and hid it from my family. I noticed right off the bat how juicy this burger was, even before grilling! I wondered how it would cook.

The color was beautiful, the grill marks made it look like something out of a magazine and the smell was amazingly aromatic. I put the finishing touches on top with some fire roasted salsa and let my family members each take a bite.

Juicy Burger Recipe - Salsa Burgers

My husband was first in line, he took a few bites and couldn’t figure out what the secret ingredient was. His response was “Onions?”.

I let my children take a taste and all my 5 year old could say was “This is juicy mommy, but I don’t know what’s in it”. Not that I expected my 5 year old to know what mayonnaise was.

I let my friends try it too, they all said that they had no clue what was in it, besides the obvious salsa on top.

After telling my guests that the secret ingredient was Hellmann’s mayonnaise, they raised their eyebrows and were all surprised.

The overall comments that I received about the Juicy Salsa Burger were:

  • I can’t believe how juicy this burger is
  • I would like to start making my burgers like this
  • This would be really tasty as a meatloaf type dish!

I hadn’t thought about using these ingredients as a meatloaf dish, but it proved a point that Hellmann’s can be used in so many ways to transform your summer dishes into something amazing.

Here is the same recipe that I used from the Hellmann’s website for the Juicy Salsa Burger


Juicy Salsa Burger

This blend of ingredients crafted by expert chef Mario Batali guarantees big, juicy flavor in every bite. Here, real mayonnaise binds the smoky, spicy flavors to tender, juicy beef for an exciting, must-try burger.



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  • 2 lbs. ground chuck
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and grated
  • 3 Tbsp. Hellmann´s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise Dressing
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup salsa, or more for serving (fire-roasted salsa preferred)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix ground chuck, Hellmann´s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise Dressing, grated onion, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder (if using) together.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Make patties.
  4. Grill to desired temperature.
  5. Top with salsa and serve on buns.


Calories: 2078 cal
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Fat: 142 g
Sodium: 2296 g
Cholesterol: 579 g
Protein: 163 g
Fiber: 6 g

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19 thoughts on “Garden Salsa Juicy Burger Recipe

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  • December 16, 2013 at 1:14 am
    With ground beef in the fridge right now, thanks for the suggestion on what to do with it! Reply
  • July 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm
    yum yum yum! we love burgers! also i'm starving. and i want one NOW. Reply
  • July 2, 2013 at 9:51 pm
    So if a comment comes through with a link in it, that was a total mistake. Just delete it. Sorry! I can't copy and paste with this Mac and it had an old link in the memory. lol Anyhow, I was trying to say that I can't have mayo but the rest of the fam can and this looks good! Reply
  • July 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm
    Ok, those look really juicy and flavorful! Now to convince hubby to grill some for us! Reply
  • July 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm
    Oh wow! Really? Mayo! Those burgers look crazy mouth watering! Thanks for sharing this awesome tip, my hubby will be thrilled. I have a tendency to make dry hamburgers, this will be a fun surprise. Reply
  • July 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    Holy cow that looks SO good! It's 10 am and now I want a burger for breakfast. LOL! Reply
  • July 2, 2013 at 11:29 am
    Wow, what a great idea!! We will have to try this. We have been doing a lot of burger-cooking on the grill, so this is great to know. :) Reply
  • July 2, 2013 at 10:36 am
    I have to try this for my husband. It's a perfect day for burgers! Reply
  • June 28, 2013 at 10:23 am
    YUM! I've recently been using Mayo in new ways, it really is for more than just a dressing on a sandwich. These burgers look delish, I'm going to try them! Reply
  • June 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    I would have never thought about mayo in the mix of a burger, never! Your burgers really do look like they are out of a magazine, can we come over to cookout? :) Reply
    • June 27, 2013 at 11:39 pm
      Thank you and of course Sabrina! :) We grill weekly here, when it's not raining. Reply
  • June 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm
    Ooo! Those look delicious!! My husband loves a juicy burger. Next time I grill ill have to try this recipe out! And you can put it in cake too?! It sounds a little weird but you know what you're talking about! Reply
    • June 27, 2013 at 11:38 pm
      I haven't tried the cake! lol but I'm tempted to do it. Hellmann's has a lot of fun recipes on the link in my post for Summer dishes that you can make with it. I can imagine that the cake would be really moist with it, if anything like that burger! Reply
  • June 27, 2013 at 11:10 pm
    *shouldn't I meant to say! Reply
  • June 27, 2013 at 11:09 pm
    I should read your food posts when I'm starving because I so wish I could reach in the screen and eat that. YUM! I had no idea you could use mayo for anything other than potato salad and spread on bread. Please tell me I'm not the only one. LoL Now I really want to try it in a cake! Reply
    • June 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm
      I don't even really like mayonnaise and you couldn't taste it in the burger. It made the burger so juicy! You will have to let me know about the cake if you try it :) Reply

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