RECIPES: Recipe Details
Summer Zinfandel Burger
A new zesty mayonnaise using a wine perfectly suited for grilling. I think that the combination of grilled Nature Sweet tomatoes, fresh basil and zesty Zinfandel mayonnaise just brings summer to life
Â½Cup Sutter Home Winery â€˜Zinfandelâ€™ wine
3Ounces Olive Oil Mayonnaise (may substitute your favorite brand or style of mayonnaise)
3 Pounds Ground Beef (80/20 preferred)
6Each 4 inch round Hamburger Bun
2-3Each NatureSweet Tomatoes (small to medium)
6Leaves Fresh Basil Leaves
6Slices Provolone Cheese
1/2Teaspoon Black Pepper (fresh Cracked)
1 1/2Teaspoon Kosher salt
Preheat Grill, on high, to 450 degrees
For Sutter Home â€˜Zinfandelâ€™ Mayonnaise
Add Sutter Home Winery â€˜Zinfandelâ€™ wine to a small sauce pot and place on preheated grill. Allow wine to reduce by 2/3 (approximately 15 minutes). [REALLY?] Wine will have a syrup-like consistency when done. Transfer reduced wine to small bowl and place, unwrapped, in refrigerator to cool. Once Sutter Home Winery â€˜Zinfandelâ€™ reduction has cooled remove from refrigerator. Add Olive Oil Mayonnaise, 1/8 of a teaspoon, each, of Kosher Salt and Black Pepper. Mix well. Cover bowl with Reynolds plastic wrap and refrigerate till needed. This can be made up to one (1) day in advance.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, add Ground Beef, sprinkle 1 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper. Blend seasonings into Ground Beef evenly. Divide Ground Beef into 6 equal parts, each weighing 8 ounces. Form into patties, approximately 4 inches in diameter. Cover with Reynolds plastic wrap and place in refrigerator.
Cooking and Assembly:
â€¢Remove chilled hamburgers from refrigerator and season top side with 1/8 of a teaspoon, each, of Kosher Salt and Black Pepper. Place seasoned side down on hot grill. Cook hamburger for 2:30 minutes.
â€¢Using a long handled spatula Â¼ turn each hamburger, allow to cook an additional 2 minute.
â€¢Slice each NatureSweet tomato about Â¼ inch thick, you will need 2 slices for each Hamburger (8 total). [THIS STEP MIGHT BETTER BE MOVED TO "INGREDIENTS" SECTION.]
Place on grill.
â€¢Season top side of hamburger, with 1/8 of a teaspoon each, of Kosher Salt and Black Pepper, before flipping hamburgers. Repeat cooking sequence, for a total cook time of 8 minutes.
â€¢Flip Tomatoes, cook for 1 minute, remove and set aside
â€¢Top each hamburger with 1 slice of provolone cheese. Cook for 1 minute allowing cheese to melt.
(NOTE: This will deliver a medium to medium rare hamburger. Allow for addition cook time on each side for more done).
â€¢Remove hamburgers from grill, set on plate and allow to rest for 2 â€“ 3 minutes.
â€¢Carefully roll the Basil Leaves and slice, extra thin, from tip to stem end. This is called Chiffonade
â€¢Place a hamburger on the bottom side of each hamburger bun. Top with 2 slices of grilled NatureSweet tomato and Fresh Basil (evenly divided).
â€¢Using a rubber spatula or dinner knife spread Â½ ounce of Sutter Home Winery Zinfandel Mayonnaise on the inner part of each bun top. Close hamburger and enjoy.
Items such as the Sutter Home 'Zinfandel' Mayonnaise and the hamburger can be made a day in advance to minimize preperation time. Allowing you more time with your friends and family.
You can also try substituting your favorite Sutter Home wine in place of the Zinfandel