Beer and Wine Do Mix Burger

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

This rich red easily complements your homemade chicken dishes, red meats, game, and mildly seasoned pastas.


5 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pound sliced white mushrooms
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup Marsala cooking wine
3 tablespoons prepared Horseradish
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 pounds ground chuck
1/4 cup beer
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
6 Sesame Seed Kaiser Rolls, split
6 thick slices Swiss cheese
6 red lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried
vegetable oil, for grill



Preheat gas grill to medium high-heat. Place olive oil and two tablespoons butter in large skillet on stovetop over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and chopped onions. Cook until mushrooms are light brown and onions are golden (about five minutes). Add wine and cook until moisture is nearly evaporated, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl whisk together three tablespoons Horseradish and three tablespoons sour cream. Prepare beef patties: place ground chuck in a large mixing bowl and blend in beer, then follow with dry ingredients: dry mustard, salt, pepper and minced garlic. Form into six -1/3 pound burgers. Lightly spread Kaiser roll halves with remaining three tablespoons of butter (about one teaspoon per half). Check grill temperature. Lightly brush grill with vegetable oil. Place beef patties in the center of grill and cook about four to five minutes. Turn carefully with metal spatula. Cook for about another four minutes (or until desired degree of doneness). Once patties are almost done, place Kaiser rolls, split side down along grill edge. Grill for about three minutes, checking often. Remove buns and burgers from grill. Top each burger with slice of Swiss cheese. To assemble burgers: on bottom of Kaiser roll spread one tablespoon horseradish-sour cream top with red lettuce leaf. Top lettuce with burger and add sliced mushrooms and onions (about two tablespoons) and cover with top bun.