Mile High Sliders with Zucchini Chile Slaw

Wine Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

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Colorado loves its mexican food and is proud of it!
The ingredients in these burgers are staples in our mexican cuisine.

Ingredients:

1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
1 ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup olive oil, divided
2 medium zucchini, peeled and peeled into ribbons
1 1/2 4-oz. cans whole green chile peppers (6 oz. total), drained, rinsed and sliced into 1/4 –inch strips
1 clove fresh garlic, finely minced
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped

12 onion dinner rolls, split
6 oz. pepper jack cheese, sliced into 12 slices

Instructions:

Preheat grill to medium high heat.

Combine ground beef, garlic salt, and black pepper. Form into 12 burgers. Cover and set aside.

In large mixing bowl, combine 1/3 cup olive oil, zucchini ribbons, green chile strips, garlic, cayenne, cumin and cilantro. Toss to combine.

Place burgers on heated grill and cook 2-3 minutes per side, turning once. Top burgers with 1 slice cheese each during last 2 minutes of cooking (after turning burgers).

While burgers are cooking, brush onion roll insides with remaining oil. Place inside-down on grill during last 2 minutes of burger cooking.

Remove burgers and rolls from grill. Place 1 burger on each roll bottom. Top each with zucchini and chile mixture. Top with roll tops. Secure each burger with 1 toothpick. Place all burgers on serving platter and serve.

Serves 6 (2 per person)