Cajun Burgers

Cook Time 10 mins Prep Time
Preparation 15 mins Cook Time
Total Time 25 mins Total Time
Serves 3     adjust servings


For the burgers

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fine sourdough breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun or blackening seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt (omit if your Cajun seasoning includes salt)
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 buns, buttered on the inside

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayo or Miracle Whip (we used Miracle Whip)
  • 1 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 tsp. molasses or maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning


  1. In a medium bowl mix together ground beef, egg yolk, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and seasoning.
  2. Divide into three equal portions and gently shape into patties. Place a small indent in the center of the burgers with your thumb.
  3. Preheat a grill or cast iron skillet to medium heat. Place burgers on the grill or in a bit of oil in the cast iron skillet. Cook until browned, about 4-6 minutes, then flip. Cook the other side until browned and meat is cooked through, another 4-6 minutes, depending on how well done you like your burgers. Top the burgers with cheese when there's about 2 minutes left of cook time.
  4. Place buns on the grill, buttered side down and grill for about a minute.
  5. Meanwhile, mix mayo, ketchup, molasses, and Cajun seasoning in small bowl.
  6. Top buns with cheese, lettuce, red onion, sauce, and burgers. Stuff your face!


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