Best Fourth of July Burger with Secret Sauce

Celebrate America's favorite holiday with this burger recipe.

Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a day of patriotic parades, picnics, concerts, fireworks and of course my favorite: barbeques. So pull out the checkered tablecloth, fire up the grill and look no further for the best homemade burger.

We hold these truths to be self-evident that this is an awesome burger! A good burger is hard to beat. This burger should have the following toppings: lettuce, tomato, pickle, cheddar cheese and a secret sauce.

The sauce is absolutely amazing and makes this burger the best. I adapted a recipe for the sauce from All Recipes. The only substitution I made was to omit the hot sauce (hot sauce to taste), but if you want a little kick, by all means leave it in. I even used the secret sauce on a chicken sandwich and it was excellent. I also used a little teriyaki sauce and garlic powder to add some flavor to the burgers.

Nothing says summer than a good hamburger off the grill and add a homemade burger sauce for an instant classic. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July. Happy cooking and eating!



  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 85/15
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices pickles
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon white vinegar
  • seasoned pepper to taste


Whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, onion, garlic, and vinegar in a bowl. Season with pepper to taste. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Add garlic powder to ground beef, and shape into 6 patties.Preheat grill to medium heat. Put teriyaki sauce on patties. Grill for 10 minutes, turning once. Cook to desired doneness. Garnish burgers with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, and secret sauce. Serve with onion rings or fries. Delicious!!  Serves six.


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