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Midwest Rhubarb Glazed Burger with Blue Cheese Spread and Creamed Corn Salad

Ingredients 

Patties:
2 pounds ground chuck
1 cup rhubarb, chopped into small pieces
1/3 cup grated onion
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon quality ground mustard

Glaze:
11/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons Sutter Homes Zinfandel
1/8 teaspoon quality ground mustard

Corn Salad:
1 tablespoon Colavita olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
2 3/4 cups fresh sweet corn, cut off cob
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
3 roma/plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Blue Cheese Spread:
5oz. Container Treasure Cave Blue Cheese Crumbles
1 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 soft, good quality Kaiser Rolls split

Instructions 

Preheat a gas grill to medium-high.

In a large bowl and add the chuck, rhubarb, onion, honey, salt and mustard. Wet hands and combine well, handling the meat as little as possible. Form into 6 patties and refrigerate until ready to grill.

To make glaze: In a medium fire-proof skillet combine rhubarb, sugar, wine and ground mustard. Heat on the grill, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until rhubarb is tender and thickened, about 15 minutes. Pour sauce into small mesh strainer over bowl and mash rhubarb through strainer. Set aside, discarding rhubarb in strainer.

To make corn salad: wipe out medium fire-proof skillet with paper towel and heat oil; add garlic, shallots, dill weed, chives and corn.
Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until tender add salt and pepper.
Add cream and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat. In medium bowl, toss the chopped tomatoes with the cucumbers, basil and corn mixture. Set aside to cool.

To make cheese spread: In small bowl combine blue cheese, sour cream and pepper. Smash with fork until blended.

Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium, basting often with the glaze until the desired doneness is reached. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, place the buns cut sides down on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly.

To assemble the burgers, spread the Maytag cheese spread over the bun bottoms. Place a patty on each bun bottom and top with equal portions of the creamed corn salad. Add the bun tops. Makes 6

Comments 

I would like to re-submit this recipe after reviewing the sponsor list. I also saw that there were some machanical errors of the fractions from coping my recipe into the boxes provided . I did not realize this unitl I printed the recipe off after submitting.

Recipe was inspired by local fresh produce of the midwest summers. On those hot summer days or nights, grab a glass of wine, light the BBQ and put on these burgers. Close your eyes, bite in and think... If he will build it, they will come!