Caliente Country Burger

Pairs well with:

Sauvignon Blanc

With hints of passion fruit, melon, and citrus, this wine beckons you to kick back and find a perfect porch swing.


for dressing:
½ cup Danish Blue Cheese
1 cup Salsa Verde
1 tsp. sweet relish
for grilled bell peppers:
olive oil for brusing the rack
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper 
for patties:
olive oil for brushing rack
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 link of a 16oz. package of (fat free) smoked sausage
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. ground black pepper
½ tsp. garlic salt
¼ cup Cabernet Sauvignon
6- large hamburger buns which are already topped with sesame seeds
Other ingredients for burger preparation:
red leaf lettuce



Preparation: 1)Using a charcoal grill, prepare to a medium to high temperature. 2)For dressing, whisk together in a mixing bowl: the crumbled blue cheese, 1 tsp. sweet relish, and the green salsa until smooth place on the table. 3)For the cooking of the bell peppers, slice the three bell peppers (washed and dry) across and remove seeds and grill the peppers after you have brushed oil on the rack for about three minutes or until evenly done and remove from grill, but keep warm. 4)For the patties, mix the beef, remove the sausage skin and place the sausage pieces and blend together in a blender with the Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, garlic salt, and cabernet sauvignon. Mix well and separate the mixture into six balls and form the patties to fit the hamburger buns. Place oil on the grill rack with a brush, place the meat patties on the grill, cover and start grilling them on each side for about four minutes on each side for medium rare. 5)Heat the inside portion of the buns only by placing them on the outer edge of the grilling rack to lightly toast. 6)For burger assembly, spread some of the mustard on each side of the bun and coat very lightly, then place the bottom bun on the plate with the red leaf lettuce cut into small pieces to fit the bun size and place on bun, next, place the cooked meat patty, two tsp. of dressing drizzled over it, and then place once slice of each bell pepper stacked on top of each other in a layered manner, and place the top of the bun and serve. Makes six burgers