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Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw Cheese Burgers with Pecan Butter with Pecan Butter Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw Cheese Burgers with Pecan Butter

Ingredients 

Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw
1 small sweet red onion
6 cups ice cubes
8 cups water
¼ head cabbage
4 baby carrots
½ stalk celery
1 large Granny Smith Apple
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 sweet basil sprigs

Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw Dressing
1 cup Philadelphia Cream Cheese (room temperature)
¾ cup Sutter Home Red Wine
¼ cup pecans
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of cracked mixed pepper

Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw Cheese Burger
½ medium sweet red onion
6 cups ice cubes
8 cups water
1 cup pecans
½ cup Sutter Home Red Wine
¼ cup butter
2 pounds ground chuck
1 medium Granny Smith Apple
¼ cup additional pecans
½ cup shredded white cheddar cheese

Slammin’ Pecan Butter
¾ cup butter (room temperature)
2 tablespoons Sutter Home Red Wine
¼ cup pecans
1 sweet basil sprig

6 Large Sesame Seed Hamburger Buns

Instructions 

Preheat grill to 350 degrees.

Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw
Cut onion in half; peeler-slice the onion using a potato peeler. Place onion, ice cubes and water into a large mixing bowl; set aside. Peeler-slice the cabbage; add to ice water. Peeler-slice the carrots; add to ice water. Remove ribs from celery, peeler-slice the celery; add to ice water. Peel and core apple; peeler-slice the apple, sprinkle with lemon juice, mix; set aside. Sliver sweet basil sprigs; set aside. Let iced food stand for 20 minutes. Add apple to ice water for the last 5 minutes. Drain well, pat dry. In a large mixing bowl combine prepared sweet red onion, cabbage, carrots, celery, apple, sweet basil and dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Make dressing during ice bath.

Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw Dressing
During ice bath; place room temperature Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Sutter Home Red Wine into a medium size bowl; blend until creamy and smooth. Place pecans in a medium size oven proof skillet; toast on the hot grill just until the aroma rises, remove from heat. Finely chop pecans; add pecans, sea salt and cracked black pepper to cream cheese mixture; cream together well. Add to Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw when Slaw is completed.

Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw Cheese Burger
Peel onion, finely dice; place onion, ice cubes and water into a large mixing bowl. Let stand for 20 minutes. During ice bath; Place pecans in a medium size oven proof skillet; toast on the hot grill just until the aroma rises, remove from heat. Medium chop pecans; place into large mixing bowl. Pour Sutter Home Red Wine into a medium skillet on the hot grill; simmer to reduce by 1/2. Add butter, melt; set aside to cool. After ice bath; drain onion; do not pat dry; add to pecans. Add Sutter Home Red Wine butter reduction and ground chuck to onions and pecans. Peel, core and finely dice apple; add to pecans. Mix together well; do not over mix. Form into 6 equal size patties; depress the center of each burger. Grill burgers 3 – 5 minutes on each side or until interior temperature reaches 155° F. Turn burgers only one time. Remove from grill; place directly onto butter toasted buns. Set onto cool side of grill. Finely chop ¼ cup pecans; place pecans in a small oven proof skillet; toast on the hot grill just until the aroma rises, remove from heat. Sprinkle cheese over pecans in skillet; cook until lightly crisp flip and cook the second side until slightly crisp. Place over cooked burgers. Top with Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw. Serve on toasted Pecan Buttered Buns. While burgers cook; make Slammin’ Pecan Butter.

Slammin’ Pecan Butter and Buns
While the burgers cook; place room temperature butter and Sutter Home Red Wine into a medium mixing bowl. Cream together well. Place pecans in a medium oven proof skillet; toast on the hot grill just until the aroma rises, remove from heat. Finely chop pecans; add to better and wine mixture. Finely sliver sweet basil; add to butter and wine mixture. Blend well; cover and set aside. When the burgers are almost done; spread 1 tablespoon Slammin’ Pecan Butter onto each bun half; place buns onto cooler area of grill; lightly toast for 1 – 2 minutes. Do not over toast.

Top grilled burgers with lightly crisped pecan cheese and Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw; serve.

Comments 

Slammin’ Apple Onion Slaw Cheese Burgers with Pecan Butter is a delightful meal all by itself; with a full serving of beef, nuts, grains, and vegetables.