Scandinavian Beer Burger with Danish Remoulade
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4
Rather drink the beer than put it in a burger? No problem, the beer just accentuates what's already there. Take it out and put directly into your belly.
For the burgers
  • 1lb (500g) lean ground beef (beef mince)
  • 1 medium zucchini (courgette), finely grated
  • 1 medium carrot, finely grated
  • 2TB finely minced onion (white or yellow)
  • 2TB finely minced garlic
  • 2TB chopped fresh dill
  • ½ cup (120ml) beer
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1tsp salt
  • ½tsp red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat buns or rye rolls
  • Red onion
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • remoulade
For the remoulade
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • curry powder (to taste + color)
  • ⅛ tsp. dry mustard
  • 1TB fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup finely chopped white onion
  • ½-3/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and white pepper (to taste)
For the burgers
  1. Prepare the grill. Cook the burgers directly over medium heat.
  2. Wring out the grated zucchini and carrots with a paper towel to ensure that they are very dry.
  3. Combine the beef, zucchini, carrots, onion, garlic, dill in a large bowl and mix lightly.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the beer, egg, salt, and red pepper flakes. Add this mixture to the beef and mix lightly.
  5. Form the beef into four patties and season with the freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Grill the burgers for 8-10 minutes, covered on the grill and turning just once and basting each side with the beer, or until finished to desired doneness.
For the remoulade
  1. Combine the mayonnaise and the curry powder together until you have achieved a very slight yellow-green color. The version I had was slightly spicy so recognize that the curry powder is not exactly measured out--it is done to your likeness.
  2. Once you have achieved what you are looking for with regards to color and taste, add the dry mustard powder. Stir to combine.
  3. Then add in the rest of the ingredients except for the salt and pepper, reserving some of each of the chopped ingredients to ensure that you'll get the texture you're looking for: roughly the texture of a good oatmeal. Not too runny or chunky. (Of course, this is to your individual tastes but most remoulades are relatively creamy.)
  4. Season with the salt and white pepper to taste.
  5. Assemble the burgers to your liking, spread the remoulade on the bun, and...
  6. Get Loaded!
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at