I love a great burger any time of year, but there's something about enjoying one surrounded by friends at a summer barbecue that makes them that much more enjoyable. Behold the House Ground Angus Burger from Will Torres, Executive Chef at The Restaurant at JUSTIN in Paso Robles, Calif. along with a fabulous wine pairing from JUSTIN Vineyards. I know how I'll be preparing the burgers the next time I grill...
House Ground Angus Burger (Serves 4)
Suggested Pairing: JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012
1lb. Ground Beef
4 ea. Brioche Buns
1 ea. Iceberg Lettuce, shredded fine
2 ea. tomatoes, sliced
Bread and Butter Pickles
4 slices Hooks 5yr Cheddar (or any sharp cheddar cheese)
Thousand Island dressing (recipe below) or you can use pre-made salad dressing
Thousand island dressing
1 C mayo
½ C ketchup
½ C lemon, juice only
1 shallot, chopped
¼ C bread and butter pickles, chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together
Form 4 patties out of ground beef. Grill patties to your desired temperature. For the last minute of cooking- top the burger with cheddar and let melt. If you want your Brioche toasted, place bun on grill during the last minute as well.
Spread a generous amount of Thousand Island dressing on the bun. Build your burger on the bun with the toppings desired.
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