When grilling outside this summer, you’ll be surprised to find that the secret to great taste is when you pair superb wine with great food. Just because the weather heats up, doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find a glass of wine that matches with BBQ and backyard get-together classics – like a delicious handcrafted burger! Learn more about pairing wines and burgers for this upcoming summer, brought to you by Evite in partnership with Sutter Home Family Vineyards.
How about a burger and wine combo that will leave all your guests talking? You’ll find that with our hearty Blue Cheese Burger and a glass of Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon features bold flavors and mild tannins which complement the savory, juicy beef and strong bite of the blue cheese. While sipping this wine, pay close attention to the rich cherry flavors and delicate notes of toasty vanilla – it will leave you coming back for more!
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Want to enjoy that Blue Cheese Burger at home? Find the recipe below:
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 4 slices pancetta
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 4 everything-seeded brioche buns
Set a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat with the butter. Once melted, add in the onions and cook, stirring often, until golden and soft, about 20 minutes. Reduce heat to low if onions are browning too quickly. Once done, remove from heat and set aside.
Set another sauté pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the pancetta, cooking until just beginning to crisp, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate or platter and set aside.
In a large bowl, gently mix together the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, tarragon, salt and pepper. Divide into 4 equal pieces and shape each into a burger patty, about ½-inch thick.
Set a large stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat, or preheat an outdoor grill. Once hot, spray grill pan with nonstick cooking spray. Grill burgers, a few at a time depending on how big your pan is, for 5 minutes. Flip over and cook until desired doneness is reached, about 5 minutes longer for medium. During the last two minutes of cooking, sprinkle each burger generously with crumbled blue cheese.
To assemble the burgers, split the buns and toast on the grill. Place a blue cheese burger patty on top of each bottom bun. Top with the caramelized onions and crispy pancetta. Cover with the top bun and serve.