Classic Western Burgers + Zinfandel
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Recipe and Tips for a Classic American Wine & Food Pairing
At your next summer barbecue, try adding wine to ground beef for juicy, flavorful classic western burgers.
Sweet, ripe zinfandel wine pairs well with all the spicy and tangy condiments you can add to these burgers, such as grilled onions and crispy bacon.
An all-American wine, zinfandel is produced only in the U.S. The grapes grow mostly in warm places, allowing them to get very ripe and produce high alcohol levels as well as zinfandel’s signature fruity flavors. It is a mouth-filling wine with hints of intense dark berries, dried cherries, plums, chocolate, and black pepper.
If you aren’t a fan of deeply fruity wines, look for zinfandel from cooler places, as it will be slightly leaner and have a more herbal flavor.
Zinfandel complements classic western burgers perfectly, as both an ingredient and a beverage. Measure some into your patties and save the rest to drink with the finished burgers!
Suggested Zinfandel Wine
For a leaner burger, choose grass-fed beef, bison, or ground turkey, all of which work equally well in this recipe. You can also use whole-wheat hamburger buns for extra fiber and fewer empty calories.
Serve with an array of your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, avocados, ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard. Coleslaw works excellently as either a topping or a side.
Classic Western Burgers With Zinfandel Recipe
Yield: 10 burgers
Prep Time: 25 minutes
- 10 slices thick bacon (3/4 lb.)
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup zinfandel
- 1 onion, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 ¼ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 3 lbs. ground beef
- 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
- 10 thin slices red onion
- 10 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 10 hamburger buns
- Preheat your charcoal or gas grill.
- In a large fry pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp and browned on both sides, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to cool, then break each piece in half.
- While the bacon cools, beat eggs, milk, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the beef and breadcrumbs and stir gently to combine. Form 10 burgers about 4 ½ inches wide and set aside.
- Brush both sides of the onion slices with bacon fat.
- Lay the burgers and onion on the grill and cook, turning once, for 6 to 8 minutes or until brown on both sides and the meat reaches 160 degrees F in the center.
- About 2 minutes before the burgers finish cooking, top each with a slice of cheddar.
- Place the burgers on the buns and top each with a slice of grilled onion and 2 pieces of bacon. Serve with lettuce, avocados, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.
This Guest Post was written by Melissa Gallo exclusively for Social Vignerons.
About Our Guest:
Melissa is a freelance writer and food blogger at recipe-barn.com.
She is very passionate about cooking, creating and sharing unique recipes or just simply cooking good food. Melissa has also developed an interest in a variety of other things including healthy diet and traveling in new places around the globe to experience different cuisines and learning different cultures.