My inspiration for this burger comes from my favorite dish to eat in the fall: roasted pork with apple compote. It is a meal that celebrates harvest, my favorite time of year.
I have a Latino friend, Jeremy Huerta, who loves burgers and asks me all the time to make him a burger. So I made a burger in his honor to represent the things he loves on a burger.
Hope you enjoy this taste of Little Italy!
2005's alternative prize winner pairs well with Sutter Home White Merlot.