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French Tarragon Burgers

 French Tarragon Burgers
These hamburgers are an innovative twist on a traditional burger that will have you licking your lips. The delightful sauce and crunchy French bread are delicious.—Michael Cohen, Los Angeles, California
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 teaspoons chopped shallot, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon or 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) unsliced French bread
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cups spring mix salad greens


  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, 1 teaspoon shallot,
  • tarragon and garlic; cover and refrigerate.
  • Meanwhile, cut bread into six 4-in. lengths (save remaining bread for
  • another use). Cut bread pieces in half horizontally; set aside.
  • Crumble beef into a large bowl; sprinkle with salt, pepper and
  • remaining shallot. Shape into six patties. Grill burgers, covered,
  • over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer
  • reads 160° and juices run clear.
  • Grill bread, cut side down, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Spread
  • with mayonnaise mixture. Layer bread bottoms with greens and
  • burgers. Replace tops.
  • Yield: 6 servings.

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French Tarragon Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 861 calories, 51 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 1,414 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 43 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.