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Provence Surprise


Carmelized Onions:
4 TBS unsalted Butter
2 Vidalia Onions
2 TBS Sutter Home Merlot wine
2 TBS Brown Sugar
The Carmelized onions from above
6 Anchovies fillets - minced
6 Green Olives – cut into slivers
6 Black Olives – cut into slivers
4 tsp Herbs de Provence
4 TBS unsalted Butter
2 ½ lbs ground chuck
3 tsp Herbs de Provence
1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
4 TBS Sutter Home Merlot wine
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp pepper Colavita Olive Oil for brushing of the grill racks
6 Kaiser rolls from the bakery, sliced in half horizontally
6 TBS of Fire Roasted Tomatoes - from an 8 oz can


Step by Step Instructions – Carmelized Onions: Start the grill and preheat (15 mins) to a temperature of 450 degrees Preheat the saute pan, add in the 4 TBS of unsalted butter. Slice 2 Vidalia onions aprox ¼” thick, then add to the saute pan on the grill. Stir to coat with melted butter and sprinkle the 2 TBS of Brown Sugar over them. Next add 2 TBS Sutton Home Merlot wine and continue to saute until carmelized. (Aprox. 45 mins.) Remove when done and set aside to cool. Turn off he grill for now. Filling: In a smal bowl: Add the Carmelized onions from above, mince the 6 Anchovy fillets & then add to bowl, then chop the 6 Green & 6 Black olives into slivers & add to the bowl. Add the 4 tsp Herbs de Provence, 4 TBS unsalted Butter. Mix all ingredients well, separate into 6 portions and refrigerate until building the burgers. Burgers: In a large bowl place the 2 ½ lbs ground chuck, 3 tsp Herbs de Provence,1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke,4 TBS Sutter Home Merlot wine, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp pepper. Mix all ingredients well. Separate the mixture into 12 equal parts and form into patties. Take 1 patty and place 1/6 of the filling in the middle and top with a second patty and seal the edges to form a stuffed patty. Place on tray and continue building the 5 other stuffed patties. Grease the grill racks with the Colavita Olive Oil. Start the grill and preheat (15 mins) to a temperature of 450 degrees. Place burgers onto the grill and close the lid, let cook 5 to 6 mins. Turn the burgers to create grill marks & cover, cook another 4 to 5 mins. Flip burgers, cover and cook 4 to 5 mins. Turn burgers to create grill marks, cover & cook another 4 to 5 mins. Slice the Kaiser rolls horizontally, keeping tops with their partners and lightly toast the buns. Remove from heat and prepare to plate your burgers. During the entire time you are cooking the burgers, you are trying to maintain a grill temperature of 400 to 450 degrees. To plate: Place the bottom of the Kaiser roll on the plate, spread each bottom with 1 ½ TBS. of Fire Roasted Tomatoes. Top with the burger and then place the Kaiser lid on top and serve. 2006 – ToniLee M. Monteparte