Cajun Burgers

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Southern-inspired Cajun Burgers recipe – packed full of Cajun Creole goodness! Loaded with texture and flavor, these are some of the best burgers I’ve ever had!

This burger is packed with delicious ingredients. A true explosion of mouthwatering flavors!!

juicy Cajun burger on a brioche bun.

I’m always searching for unusual and unique concoctions for a burger. This spicy burger has onion and peppers along with spices mixed in it. Next, I topped my burger with cheese, spicy remoulade, lettuce, and tomato.
The flavors were bold and perfectly balanced. My whole family enjoyed it and gave it the seal of approval!

Cajun Burgers Recipe Tips

  1. First, when buying ground beef, select one that has at least 20% fat. It will be labeled 80/20.
  2. I used ground beef and pork sausage in this burger for the most flavor. You can just use beef if you prefer.
  3. Next, when forming the patties, handle the meat minimally and don’t compress the meat.
  4. And don’t press the meat when cooking it. You’ll press out all that flavor and moisture! Fat equals flavor and moisture and will produce juicy burgers. Extra-lean meats produce dense and dry burgers.
  5. You can always adjust the seasoning to your liking. I use this brand.
  6. I just love this quick and easy Remoulade Sauce. Mix it while burgers are cooking or earlier in the day. Trust me, if you have it made up you’ll find many ways to enjoy it.

I cooked my burgers on the stove, but you can also grill.

When you’re grilling how long you need to cook burgers depends on how thick the burgers are and how hot your grill is. Make sure your grill is preheated to medium and cook the burgers for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
As well, it’s best to let the burgers rest a few minutes after you take them off the grill.
Finally, you can test for doneness by testing with an instant-read thermometer. Test the thickest part. The internal temperature needs to be 160°F for beef according to the government Food Safety website.

Try one of these sauces with your burger!

  1. Zesty Mayonnaise
  2. Wowee Maui Sauce
  3. Honey Mustard Sauce
  4. Lemon Dill Mayo

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used

I updated this post from an earlier version dated October 4, 2012. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

juicy Cajun burger on a brioche bun.

Cajun Burgers

Southern-inspired Cajun Burgers are packed full of Cajun-Creole goodness! They aren't all that spicy but it is one of the most delicious burgers I've ever had.

Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • cast iron skillet


  • ¾ pound ground beef
  • ¼ pound pork sausage
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • ¼ cup red pepper diced
  • ½ teaspoon salt if desired
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 4 medium buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, cheese, remoulade, and any desired toppings


  • Cook onion and pepper on medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine beef, sausage, onion, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and ground pepper until all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions.
  • Heat a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook 5-6 minutes per side or until they reach 160°F.
  • Spread buns with a little butter, then toast buns in a skillet until lightly browned.
  • Serve burgers on toasted buns with desired toppings.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. Paula, thanks for your lovely links in to Food on Friday. I am getting so hungry reading all the recipes! Cheers

  2. Great idea for a seasoned burger! And that sauce sounds great!
    Thanks for linking up to MTM Mondays!

  3. Adding Cajun spice is a great idea. I'll have to try that next time. Thanks!

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