Condiments}Dill Pickle Remoulade and Fire Roasted Garlic Ketchup

I am already beginning to mourn the end of summer even though we still have 3 more weeks to go!  School starts after Labor Day around here.

I still have a few things to finish up on my Summer To Do list and so does Cali.  She crossed boating, ice blocking, drive in movie, making ice cream and movie at Pioneer Square off the list this week!

One of my favorite parts of summer is all the opportunities we have to grill.  This week I am going to share some fun recipes for condiments to try at your  next BQQ  – maybe a few things you have never tried before.

As part of the food at the wedding reception I helped with this summer we did a slider bar with a selection of fun sauces.  It was a fun change from the ordinary condiments – mustard, ketchup and relish!  I had a BBQ here at the house last week with some of my direct sales team members so it was the perfect opportunity to try out some of the sauces  with the burgers I served.

The first one was a fire roasted garlic ketchup – a great alternative to regular ketchup.


The second one was my personal favorite -Dill Pickle Remoulade or as our family prefers to call it  – Goop!

Our favorite hamburger place in the Portland area is Helvetia Tavern.  Their yummy burgers are served with their special sauce or as the Helvetia regulars call it – Goop.  It is so yummy!!  I always ask for some on the side so I can dip my french fries in it too.


So next time you grill up some burgers give one or both of these sauces a try!

I am pretty much a plain jane when it comes to my burgers – a little ketchup or some goop.  Or sometimes I even have them totally dry – just the meat and the bun!

What is your favorite  way to eat a burger?

Hamburger Sauces

Condiments}Dill Pickle Remoulade and Fire Roasted Garlic Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ C vinegar
  • 1 (15oz.) can crushed fire roasted tomatoes - about 2 cups
  • salt and pepper
Dill Pickle Remoulade
  • ½ C mayonnaise
  • ¼ C dill pickle relish, drained
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  1. Heat a small sauce pan over medium heat
  2. Add olive oil and garlic
  3. Cook garlic 2 to 3 minutes then add sugar and vinegar, cook 2 minutes more and stir in tomatoes. Season sauce with salt and pepper and allow to reduce
  4. I cooked mine for about 15-20 minutes
Dill Pickle Remoulade
  1. Stir all ingredients until blended; cover and chill until ready to use
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Marti says

    Yum, I can’t wait to make the Dill Pickle Remoulade (or goop!)

    I like lots of toppings on all food. We just went to the Ventura County Fair and had Pink’s hot dogs with chili and onions, polish dogs with grilled peppers and onions, grilled corn with lime and chili pepper. Can you tell I like spicy??
    For dessert there was fried Indian bread with whipped cream and chocolate sauce, and the latest offering, chocolate covered bacon. I liked it!

    After all, the fair is only once a year and it’s all about the food.
    I’m with you in mourning the end of summer. And I live in Sunny California!

  2. Peggy says

    Helvetia Tavern in Hillsboro Oregon has the best Goop for their fries. Its made with mayonnaise and mustard. They have the best burgers!

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