Big and Bright Star Burger

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

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

This Texas inspired burger consists of local ingredients such as ancho chili peppers, Texas 1015 onions, fresh ground beef, and Hill country peaches.The ancho-bourbon-peach sauce gives the burger a foot stompin taste that no other burger


2 pounds ground chuck
1 /2 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 cup of dried peaches, finely chopped
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoon Chili powder

Ancho-Buorbon- Peach Sauce
2 dried Ancho chili peppers, stemed and seeded
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 cup Buorbon
2 tablespoons Peach Schnapps
1 large ripe Texas peach, diced
Black Pepper

5.2 oz Boursin Pepper Gournay cheese
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 tablespoon mustard
6 Potatoe Rolls, split
6 large red tip lettuce leaves
1 large tomato sliced
12 Vlasic Stackers Zesty dill pickles
1 Texas 1015 onion, sliced thin


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill. To make the patties, combine in a large bowl the chuck, black pepper, garlic, peaches and salt. Shape into 6 patties, rub both sideswith chili powder and set aside.

Heat a large, heavy nonstick fire-proof sauce pan on the grill. To prepare the ancho-buorbon-peach sauce first simmer in the sauce pan the ancho peppers for 15 minutes in water.
Remove the ancho peppers from the sauce pan and puree in a food processor. Dispose of water and return ancho peppers to the sauce pan with the brown sugar. Heat and stir until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the bourbon, peach schnapps and the peach, simmer for 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Rub beef patties with olive oil and cook on the grill until medium rare. Remove patties and spread on the boursin cheese diviided equaly among the six burgers. Spread the butter and mustard on the cut side of the potatoe rolls and place on grill. Toast until golden brown.

To assemble the burgers layer the bottom potatoe roll with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion, the beef pattie with cheese, the ancho-bourbon-peach sauce and the onion roll top.
Makes 6 burgers