Muenster Burgers with Sriracha Special Sauce

Pro tip: Make extra special sauce. It's amazing on sandwiches, chicken tenders, onion rings, and more.
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Recipe by Rachael Ray

  • 4Servings


Sriracha Special Sauce

  • 1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. dill pickle relish
  • 3 tbsp. ketchup
  • 2 tbsp. sriracha
  • 2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce


  • 2 lb. ground sirloin
  • Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. (about 1/3 palmful) caraway seed
  • 1 tsp. (about 1/3 palmful) cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • Canola or other neutral-flavored oil, for drizzling
  • 8 slices Muenster cheese
  • 4 burger rolls (I like Big Marty's or onion kaiser rolls)
  • Shaved or chopped white onion, sliced dill or bread-and-butter pickles, leaf lettuce, and thinly sliced beefsteak tomatoes, for topping


1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high to high. 

2. In a small bowl, stir all of the sauce ingredients. 

3. Place the beef in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Mix in the Worcestershire, caraway, and cumin. Form into 4 patties (thinner in centers for even cooking). 

4. Drizzle the patties with oil. Add to the skillet and cook, turning occasionally, about 7 minutes. Top each patty with 2 slices of cheese, then cover the pan until the cheese melts, about 1 minute. 

5. Build the burgers with the bun bottoms, onion, pickles, patties, lettuce, tomato, special sauce, and bun tops.