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Mary's Awesome Burgers

This is a moist, easy, delicious burger to enjoy on the grill. Roasted red peppers enhance the flavors of the red wine, basil & Vidallia onion in the burger. A must try for any burger lover!


1/4 tsp. Grey Poupon dry mustard
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper a pinch of salt (optional)
1 c. pulverized Sourdough Pretzels
1/4 c. chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp. parsley
3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 large Vidallia Onion
1/4 c. Sutter Home Dry Red Wine
1/8 c. beef stock
2 eggs
1 pound lean ground beef


In a large mixing bowl, combine 1st three ingredients, set aside. In food processor bowl, combine all ingredients except eggs & meat til ground. Add all to large mixing bowl, including eggs and meat. Mix well by hand. Shape into 6 patties. Preheat grill 350F with foil lined racks brushed with extra virgin olive oil. Grill 5-8 min. per side. While burgers are cooking, slice red pepper and brush with extra virgin olive oil, lightly salted & peppered & placed on grill, turning until tender. Slice 6 Kaiser's rolls and place on grill for 2 min. Serve on roll with hamburger, then grilled red peppers (3-4 slices), 1 slice of lettuce, and 1 slice of Big Boy tomato.


Use 2 large sweet red peppers, sliced thinly, brushed with extra virgin olive oil, lightly salted & freshly ground black pepper grilled til tender. Romaine lettuce works well for this recipe and Big Boy tomatoes sliced 1 per sandwich. Kaiser rolls sliced & grilled 2 min. per roll til slightly heated are good accompaniments for this delicious burger. Enjoy!