Sarasota's Cabernet Burgers

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"This was a test burger which turned out so good, I had to post the recipe. The main flavor of the burger is a reduced cabernet wine along with shallots and garlic and then seasoned with a mix of fresh and dry herbs. I garnished the burger with with a mustard mayo sauce, grilled onions, and the typical lettuce, tomato, and cheese. "

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (332.1 g)
  • Calories 541.4
  • Total Fat - 27 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 107 mg
  • Sodium - 467.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 9.3 g
  • Protein - 36.1 g
  • Calcium - 115.4 mg
  • Iron - 5.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Mustard Mayonnaise ... Just mix together and set to the side. Now, I like mayonnaise on my burger, but you could also just use mustard if you are not a fan of mayonnaise.

Step 2

Red Wine Seasoning ... Add the butter to a small sauce pan and bring to medium high heat. Add the garlic and shallot and cook 2-3 minutes until tender and lightly golden brown. Then add in the wine, dry mustard, dried thyme, rosemary, and basil. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer 5-8 minutes to reduce the wine, you want to end up with 1/3-1/2 cup. Remove from the heat to cool.

Step 3

Burgers ... Once the wine has cooled, add the wine to a bowl along with, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, fresh parsley, and the meat; mix to combine. Form 4 patties and transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Press with your thumb a small indentation in the center of the burger. This prevents the burger from "puffing" up during cooking. I like to freeze my burgers, not solid, just 10-15 minutes. I think especially with grilling, it really helps hold them together. It is optional, but it is just a trick I use all the time.

Step 4

Grill ... Brush the onions with a little olive oil and grill on each side until golden brown. Season the burgers with salt and pepper and grill on each side until you get good grill marks. One tip: if the burgers don't move easily, it means they are not ready to be flipped. Top with cheese the last minute.

Step 5

Finish ... Toast the rolls, top with the burger, lettuce, grilled onion, and tomato; and slather the top half of the bun with some of the mustard mayonaise. Serve with fries and a pickle. ENJOY!

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These are delicious burgers with loads of flavor! Potato wedges were so good with them!

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(23 Nov 2020)