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The Hot Wing Pretzel Burger with Gorgonzola Mayo

I thought up this one because of hot wings being a great snack that is just growing in the USA.


Ingredients –
Gorgonzola Mayo:
1/3 cup Mayo
2 TBS Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
1 cup Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces – chopped to crumbs
2 lbs. Ground chuck
4 TBS Sutter Home Merlot wine
1 tsp. liquid smoke
1 ½ tsp. Oregano
1 ½ tsp. salt free steak seasoning
1 ½ tsp. fresh ground nutmeg
2 tsp. sea salt
Colavita Olive Oil for brushing the grill racks
6 Kaiser Rolls from the bakery, sliced in half horizontally
6 romaine leaves
6 slices tomato
6 slices of red onion


Step by Step Instructions – Burgers: In a chopper, finely chop 1 cup Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces In a large bowl place the chopped pretzel pieces, the 2 lbs. of ground chuck, 4 TBS Sutter Home Merlot wine, 1 tsp. liquid smoke, 1 ½ tsp. oregano, 1 ½ tsp. salt free steak Seasoning, 1 ½ tsp. ground nutmeg & 2 tsp. sea salt. Mix all ingredients well. Separate the mixture into 6 equal parts and form into 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 4 to 5 mins. Turn the burgers to create grill marks & cover, cook another 3 to 4 mins. Flip burgers, cover and cook 3 to 4 mins. Turn burgers to create grill marks, cover & cook another 2 mins. Then For the last 2 mins. of cooking, place 1 slice of Asagio Cheese onto each burger to melt the cheese. Remove from heat. During the entire time you are cooking the burgers, you are trying to maintain a grill temperature of 400 to 450 degrees. Pull off 6 romaine leaves from the head, tear out the rib & discard. Slice the tomato into 6 slices Slice the red onion into 6 slices. To plate: Place the bottom of the bun on the plate. Place the burger on the bun. Top burger with the romaine, then the tomato, then the onion. Spread the lid with the Gorgonzola Mayo & top the burger. 2006 – ToniLee M. Monteparte


I did not want to just add the typical hot wing sauce flavor burger, that was to ordinary. So after trying the hot wing pretzel pieces a light bulb went off in my head....and this burger was born! By using the gorgonzola instead of blue cheese I think it adds a nice gourmet accent to the burger. Enjoy!