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Purple Passion

Short ribs on a bun


Bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Tablespoons of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of fresh ground cardamon
1 Tablespoon garlic butter
1 large Spanish onion(diced)
2 1/4 pounds of ground beef
6 slices of sharp cheddar cheese
6 sourdough rolls


Preheat the grill on high for 10 minutes
Press 6 - 6 ounce patties.
Bring the wine and sugar to a simmer, and add the patties, one at a time if necessary, just long enough to change the color of the meat.
In a separate pan saute the diced onions in the garlic butter.

Reduce the grill heat to med-low

Carefully place the patties on the grill and cook for 2 minutes.

Now add the cardamon to the reducing wine stir well, and continue to reduce the wine, until it has turned into a sticky purple syrup.(BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN)

Flip the burgers, and cook for 2 minutes

Add the sauteed onions to the reduced wine, mix well, and set aside.

Toast the buns

Flip the burgers, making sure to cross the grill lines, and cook for 2 minutes.

Flip the burgers, making sure to cross the grill lines, and cook for two minutes.
Remove from grill and place on the bottom bun.
Scoop approximately 2 tablespoons of the sticky stuff onto each burger and top with the cheese.
Place on the tops, serve and enjoy.


This burger would be best enjoyed without the additional glass of wine, because it may take away from the flavors of the burger, unless you choose a dry white, to contrast.