(Unless you're not like me and you BBQ all year long. I personally don't really feel the need to BBQ when it's 30 degrees below 0 Celcius)
Here's something you may or may not know about me. I worked part time at Wendy's for about 3 years.
No really - I was the late-night, drive-thru princess. The second year (I'm pretty sure - it's kind of a blur) I was there they brought out these Wild Mountain Bacon Cheeseburgers as one of the special-type burgers they do.
OMG. It was my favorite. It's STILL my favorite and they don't make them anymore. It was the saddest November of my Foodie-life when they didn't come back.
And then I ran across a copy-cat claiming to be exactly the same as my beloved burger.
So - mostly in desperation - I thought I'd give it a try.
Start mixing the ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
First the mayo.
Then the spices.
Mix well to combine. It's going to turn this pretty color.
And spread on a toasted bun and mash it on top of a grilled patty with cheese, bacon, and lettuce. If you can get it - I recommend a slice of Colby-Jack marble cheese, but we can't get it, so I just used regular marbled cheese.
I honestly am sure it's pretty darn close, a fair substitute for the real deal - but maybe not 100% the exact same.
It's also a nice change from the ordinary. Seriously. A girl can only take so many burgers with ketchup and/ or mayo on them.
Also - you should know that I thought the flavor improved after a day or so. So making this in advance probably would be a pretty good idea.
Wild Mountain Burger Sauce
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined.
- Try to prep at least a few hours in advance or up to 1 day prior.
Source: Top Secret Recipes