My kids have grown up in the kitchen and now they’re all pretty fine cooks themselves. Son Number Two came up with this idea of adding wine to a cheeseburger. It’s an easy way to add a rich flavor to an otherwise ordinary burger.
For this batch of a dozen burgers, we used provolone and American and blue cheeses. Add your own favorite cheese and fixings.
- Lean Ground Beef, 3 to 3.5 pounds
- Garlic, 2 or 3 cloves
- Shallot, 1
- Coarse Ground Pepper, 2 tablespoons
- Red Wine, 1 cup
Finely mince the garlic and shallot.
Dump the meat into a bowl and pour the wine over it.
Add the garlic and shallot.
Add the pepper. Feel free to use more or less or add a dash of cayenne for a little more kick.
Mix it all together and refrigerate for an hour or more.
Shape the meat into patties.
Grill until they’re done to your liking.
Just before taking them off the heat, add your favorite cheese. Provolone, American or Blue? The Blue was my favorite.
Serve up on a toasted bun and add your favorite condiments. Enjoy!