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Juicy Salsa Burger Recipe by Mario Batali and Hellmann’s

Hellmann's Juicy Salsa Burger by Mario Batali

Did you know that it is Hellmann’s 100 year anniversary? I didn’t, either. Well Hellmann’s has teamed up with Mario Batali and Safeway to bring you some fun summer recipes. They asked us to try Mario Batali’s recipe for a salsa burger. I thought, hmmm, there’s only one salsa that I will eat without knocking the chunks off and would I really want to try it on a burger? Since I’m trying to be more open to trying new foods, I gave it a chance.

In just a minute I’m going to share the recipe, but I wanted to let you know that at the bottom of this post, I will be giving away 1- $50 giftcard to Safeway so that you can try one of these delicious recipes.

Mario Batali's Salsa Burger

Juicy Salsa Burger Recipe by Mario Batali and Hellmann’s
  • 2 lbs. ground chuck
  • ½ onion, peeled and grated
  • 3 Tbsp. Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder (optional)
  • ½ cup salsa, or more for serving (fire roasted salsa preferred)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise for cooking
  1. Mix ground chuck, Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise, grated onion, Worcestershire sauce and chili powder (if using) together.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Make patties. Brush burgers with Hellmann's on side that will go on to the grill. Before flipping sides, brush the top of burger with more Hellman's.
  4. Grill to desired temperature.
  5. Top with salsa and serve on buns.

You can watch a very short video of Mario making the burgers on the Hellmann’s site. So, what were our thoughts? My husband LOVED the burger. He thought it was excellent. I thought it was ok. I still like my burgers with lots of cheese and bacon. My daughter actually tried one, too and she thought it was good. I did use the chili powder in the recipe and I didn’t find it too spicy. I thought it was weird how the ingredients actually changed the texture of the meat. I’d make the burger again for my husband, but for myself, I’d keep my salsa on my chips. 🙂

Hellmann's Salsa BugerNow for the giveaway! You can win a $50 gift card to Safeway to try one of these recipes yourself. Just fill out the rafflecopter form below. Giveaway ends August 17, 2013.
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About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. Adrienne Gordon says:

    the parm crsuted chicken

  2. I would try the chocolate birthday cake

  3. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to try the Juicy Salsa Burger.

  4. The Hellman’s chocolate cake looks amazing and I never would have thought it was possible!

  5. Jaque R. says:

    I would like to try the Chicken Pasta Salad recipe, yum? 🙂 Thank you.

  6. Tracy Robertson says:

    I would like the chocolate cake!

  7. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    id love to try the fiery chipotle deviled eggs

  8. fiery chipolte deviled eggs

  9. I’d make the Chocolate Cake!
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  10. Jessie C. says:

    Juicy salsa burger looks so good to try, perfect for summer BBQ parties. I would also like to try chocolate cake recipe.

  11. the chocolate cake could be really interesting!

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  12. I want to try the Fiery Chipotle Deviled Eggs!

  13. April Brenay says:

    Chicken Pasta Salad looks extremely yummy!

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    i would try the super moist chocolate mayo cake

  15. I like the Balsamic Potato Salad recipe.

  16. Sheila K. says:

    The balsamic potato salad sounds good to me!

  17. Katie Roch says:

    I would like to try the chocolate birthday cake. I’ve never had a cake made with mayo.

  18. The parmesan crusted chicken looks good and so easy to make,

  19. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    fiery chipotle deviled eggs
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  20. Cynthia C says:

    I’d like to try the Chicken Pasta Salad.

  21. Wild Orchid says:

    I would love to try the chocolate birthday cake.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  22. Suzanne K says:

    The Fiery Chipotle Deviled Eggs

  23. Kyl Neusch says:

    the Chicken Pasta Salad

  24. turkey & avoCaDo BlT

  25. I want to try the Disappearing Buffalo Chicken Dip.

  26. Creamy Salsa Dip!

  27. like to make the fiery chipotle deviled eggs

  28. I want to try those Chipotle Deviled Eggs!

  29. Christina Sparks says:

    The Chicken pasta salad

  30. Stephanie Larison says:

    I like the chicken pasta salad recipe

  31. Monique Rizzo says:

    The Chocolate cake is intriguing.Thanks for the chance.

  32. christine jessamine says:

    I would love to make the chocolate birthday cake

  33. Thank you for sharing the recipe! It looks and sounds delicious! I will have to try it!! And thank you for hosting this contest. 🙂 I hope I win! It’d help out a lot!

  34. I would love to try the Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

  35. The balsamic potato salad sounds good !

  36. Michelle says:

    Definitely the chocolate cake recipe.

  37. I want to make the Chicken Pasta Salad recipe.

  38. meredith says:

    I want to try the Hellman’s chocolate cake

  39. Cheryl F. says:

    I’d like to try the Juicy Salsa Burger.

  40. I’d like to try the Hellman’s Chocolate Cake

  41. The California Chicken Wraps sound really good and easy to make.
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  42. ReggieMann says:

    I would like to try the Creamy Tuna Casserole

  43. Cálaeb Temple says:

    the hellmann’s chocolate cake.

  44. I want to try the fiery chipolte deviled eggs.

  45. Katherine says:

    Teh chocolate birthday cake

  46. I would like to try the Disappearing Buffalo Chicken Dip!!

  47. I would love to try the parmesan Crusted chicken.

  48. Kayte CookWatts says:

    Chocolate cake because I know it would be very moist.

  49. dani marie says:

    juicy salsa burger.

  50. the Chocolate cake sounds good

  51. Donna Pyszk says:

    Broiled wings with white bbq sauce

  52. Chicken Pasta Salad

  53. chipotle deviled eggs.
    Thanks for the contest.