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Sous Vide Hamburgers with Special Sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers, cheeseburger, sous vide, sous vide burger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Hands-On Cook Time 5 minutes
Sous Vide Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


Sous Vide Hamburgers

  • 1 lb ground chuck, 80/20
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly for serving
  • lettuce, for serving
  • 1 tomato, slice thinly for serving
  • Dill pickle chips, for serving
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Burger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp dill pickles, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Sous Vide Burgers

  1. Set sous vide machine to 55C/131F.

  2. To form the patties, divide ground beef into four equal portion and shape each into a circle about 4 inches wide. Lightly season with salt and pepper or seasoning of your choice.

  3. Place the patties in a freezer bag, and remove the air using the displacement method. Drop bag in the water bath for 1 hour.

  4. Remove patties from bath and pat dry with paper towel. Re-season with salt and pepper. Turn grill on high and cook the patties for 1-2 minutes on each side. If making a cheeseburger, add cheese on the burger after you flip the patty. Alternative: If you do not have a grill, heat pan on high, add oil or butter and sear the patties for 1 minute on each side. Remove from grill or pan and let patties rest for 5 minutes.

  5. Place burger patty on warm, toasted bun and top with homemade burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and your other favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Burger Sauce

  1. Add mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles, onion powder, garlic powder, and vinegar in a bowl and mix until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let rest for at least 1 hour before serving.