Chili Lime Cheese Burgers with Sweetness

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

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


2 pounds ground chuck
2 teaspoons hot chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt free steak seasoning such
Dash ground cayenne pepper
2 limes, ready to juice
Vegetable oil
6 Kaiser rolls, split
6 slices Colby Jack cheese
Honey, for drizzling on rolls
6 tomato slices
6 thin onion ring slices



Preheat grill to medium high heat. Place ground chuck in a large bowl. Sprinkle in chili powder, salt, cumin and steak seasoning. Add a dash of cayenne pepper. Juice 2 limes into bowl. Comine mixture gently but well. Separate hamburger mixture into 6 equal portions. Form portions into patties. Oil grill grate with vegetable oil. Place patties on grill over direct heat. Close lid. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium burgers. Place buns on upper rack during last few minutes of cooking to toast. Also, place cheese slices on top of burgers during the last two minutes to melt. Drizzle honey on cut sides of top and bottom buns. Place burgers on bottom bun. Add a slice of tomato and onion ring on top of burger. Place top buns and enjoy immediately.