All American Redux

Accolades 2016 Finalists
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Bright and full-bodied, this Zinfandel wine is a curious contradiction in tastes.

Inspired  by  the  All–‐American  bacon  cheeseburger,  this  recipe  gives  the  standard  burger  a  modern  facelift,  taking  classic  comfort  flavors  to  another  level.  Smokey–‐  sweet  tomato  jam  and  tangy,  caviar–‐like  pickled  mustard  seeds  will  make  you  forget  all  about  ketchup  and  mustard,  with  creamy  White  Cheddar  and  crispy  bacon  combining  for  a  decadent  take  on  an  old  classic.


Pickled Mustard Seeds:

½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
½ Cup Mustard Seeds
¼ Cup Honey
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes*

Cherry Tomato Jam:

1 Pound Cherry Tomatoes
½ Cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
Salt And Pepper To Taste

Burger Patties:

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
1 Tablespoon Each –‐ Worcestershire, Soy Sauce, And Fish Sauce* 
2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
1 Teaspoon Salt Freshly Ground Pepper To Taste
2 Pounds Ground Chuck
6 Slices White Cheddar Cheese

Vegetable Oil, For Brushing
1 Large Red Onion, Sliced
Salt And Pepper To Taste
6 Hamburger Buns, Lightly Toasted
3 Cups Loosely Packed Fresh Arugula
1 Avocado, Peeled, Pitted, And Sliced
12 Slices Pre–‐Cooked Bacon

*Fish Sauce And Red Pepper Flakes Are Optional But Recommended


Preheat the grill.

To make the