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Bayou Burgers with Spicy Remoulade Recipe

Bayou Burgers with Spicy Remoulade Recipe

I like to serve these Southern, slightly spicy and flavorful burgers with sweet potato fries. —Michele Claybrook-Lucas, Media, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 pound fully cooked andouille sausage, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 Italian turkey sausage link (4 ounces), casing removed
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add andouille sausage; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the Creole seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey and turkey sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook burgers for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top with cheese; cover and cook for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • 3. For remoulade, in a small bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, lemon juice, pepper sauce, relish and capers. Spread rolls with butter and sprinkle with remaining garlic powder. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve burgers on rolls with remoulade. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: The following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger with 2 tablespoons remoulade equals 811 calories, 55 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 178 mg cholesterol, 1,671 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 41 g protein.

Reviews for Bayou Burgers with Spicy Remoulade

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"This was a very moist, spicy burger! The adults in our family loved it, but the kids found it too spicy. We used ground pork instead of turkey, and they were delicious. I shared this recipe with my cooking co-op and we made huge batches to freeze. They froze well and were easy to finish up (just don't freeze the sauce). We made 8 smaller burgers out of one recipe and served them on whole wheat hamburger buns to cut back on calories. Delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"We LOVE this burger! We use beef instead of turkey, we girll them and we use Mayo in place of miracle whip (and I don't even LIKE mayo!) I use this remoulade for shrimp and chicken appetizers sometimes too! This is a favorite for sure!"

Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"Although I am not a fan of the plain Turkey burger, this recipe was delicious and will be made again. To save on the calories, I skipped the buttered kaiser rolls and opted for toasted whitewheat hamburg buns. This recipe does make 8 smaller size burgers to fit the buns."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.