A perfect meal for Father’s Day, these Steak Frites Burgers with A1 mayo are simple and delicious.
I lost my dad a few weeks before Father’s Day last year, and mostly I just wanted to put my head under the covers and pretend that the holiday wasn’t happening. This year though, I’m feeling much stronger, and I’m looking forward to spending the day with my father-in-law and brother-in-law, and my mom who, let’s be honest, filled both mother and father roles for me for a lot of my life.
Father’s Day has traditionally been a grilling day for my family, and even though this year we’re having a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs at my father-in-law’s request I highly recommend you give these Steak Frites Burgers a try for your own get-togethers. Or really just any day that you want a good burger.
And for all of you who are struggling with this day, please know that you’re not alone. I see you, and my heart goes out to you.
What you need to make Steak Frites Burgers with A1 Mayonnaise
Ground Beef: I use 80/20 or 85/15 ground beef for burgers – fat is flavor, and anything leaner than that makes for a very dry burger.
Buns: what is there to say about buns? You can use whatever kind you prefer – I either go for the best that the bakery section has to offer, or whatever is on sale.
Butter: a key ingredient for toasting your buns before assembling the burgers. A toasted bun is the key to a great burger experience.
Cheese: not 100% necessary, but why choose to NOT have cheese if cheese is available to you?
Potatoes: I use Yukon Gold potatoes for almost every potato thing I do, but you can use whatever you normally make fries with. You can also use frozen fries if you want – I wont tell.
Mayonnaise: the base of the burger sauce.
A1: the flavor added to the mayo. Any steak sauce will work here, but I love A1.
To Make Steak Frites Burgers with A1 Mayonnaise
Start by toasting your buns – in the same skillet you plan to use to make the burgers, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and then place the buns face down on the skillet and let them sit until lightly browned and toasted, about 2 minutes. Repeat as needed until all buns are toasted. Set aside until ready to assemble.
Shape ground beef into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper. In the remaining butter cook the patties until medium, about 4-6 minutes per side, adding a slice of cheese in the last minute of cooking to let it melt.
While the burgers are cooking, make the fries. I made mine in an air fryer, so they only took about 20 minutes from start to finish, but time the baking of the fries so that you’ll end up with fries and burgers cooked at roughly the same time.
In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and A1 sauce and set aside.
Assemble burgers – serve each burger patty on a toasted bun topped with fries and slathered with the A1 mayo mixture. Serve extra fries on the side or with a salad to keep things balanced!
Steak Frites Burgers with A1 Mayonnaise
- 1 pound ground beef (80/20 or 85/15)
- salt and pepper
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 4 buns
- 2 large or 3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes*
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon A1 sauce
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet, and toast buns until lightly browned, about 2 minutes each.
- Shape the beef into 4 equal patties
- Cook burgers over medium heat until medium inside - about 4/6 minutes per side. Add cheese to the burgers during the last minute of cooking.
- While burgers are cooking, make your fries. Slice the potatoes and coat with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. If using an Air Fryer, bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes or until crisp and cooked through. If using an oven, bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes turning halfway through. If using frozen fries, follow the manufacturer's instructions.
- In a small bowl combine mayo and A1 sauce.
- Serve each patty on a toasted bun topped with fries and slathered with the A1 mayo.
*frozen fries can be substituted