I follow Grillo’s Pickles on Instagram. They posted a picture of a burger the other week with a caption detailing their Grillo’s Burger showdown challenge. I love Grillo’s and decided I would throw my recipe and picture in the ring. I knew I had to create an epic recipe for it, and I mean EPIC. I wanted it to big and southern and absolutely drool worthy. I also wanted to attach my name to it, so I called it the WOAH burger (Wife of a Hunter Burger).
First, I had to figure out what meat I wanted to use since I am a wild game website lol. Looking around in my freezer I remembered someone had given me some Nilgai and I knew that would work great! I also decided I wanted to use the pickles three ways to really stand out. I have them just on the burger regularly, because why mess up a good thing? I have them fried. And I even minced them up and put them in the special sauce. They are just that dang good!! If you couldn’t tell by all the other recipes I have used them in, this one should show how good these pickles are.
Y’all. This burger is amazing. The special sauce, fried pickles and fried green tomatoes are truly out of this world. And I cannot say this enough, but Grillo’s pickles are the best (please sponsor me 😊). This burger truly has it all. I even spent several days trying to track down green tomatoes in San Antonio to make it just right. Something about a green tomato is just right on any kind of sandwich. This burger will be living rent free in my mind forever. Enjoy!!!!
- 1/2 onion minced
- 3 T salted butter
- Pinch of sugar
- 3 T Grillo’s pickles food process or chop finely
- 1/4 C ketchup I used Heinz no sugar added
- 1/4 C Duke’s mayo
- 2 lbs Ground Nilgai I used 80:20 nilgai:pork
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Pimento Cheese
- Fried Pickles
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Extra Grillo's Pickles
- Sliced cheese (I used Pepper Jack and gouda to match pimento cheese)
- Burger Buns
- Anything else you can think of
- In a frying pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
- Add minced onions and a pinch of white sugar.
- Cook until browned/caramelized.
- When done, scoop out browned onions and remaining butter into a small mixing bowl. Add pickles, ketchup, and mayo.
- For best results, chill in the refrigerator before using. This will allow the sauce to flavor up. Enjoy!
- Grind nilgai and pork one time.
- In a separate small dish, combine seasonings. Sprinkle over meat and mix together with your hands. Grind nilgai, pork again with the seasonings . This ensures an even and smoother mixture.
- Form the burgers into patties that will fit your buns.
- Heat up your grill to medium-high heat.
- Butter your buns on both sides.
- Put your burgers on the grill and cook for around 6 minutes with the grill closed.
- Flip your burgers and cook for another 6 minutes. Top with your cheese after this and cook for an additional minute to melt.
- Remove your burgers from the grill and put your buns on the grill.
- Brown your buns to desired toastiness flipping to get both sides. I did ~1 minute total for all sides.
- Remove buns and create your burger adding any of the toppings desired.