cowboy grin

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

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


1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. sirloin
1 tbsn garlic
1 teaspoon allspice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
thinly sliced blue cheese
8 hamburger buns, split and toasted
lettuce leaves
sliced tomatoes
thinly sliced purple onion



Combine meats and seasonings. Shape burgers into 3/4 to 1" patties. Place on tray, cover and chill until needed. It's best to let them chill a couple of hours. Heat grill on high. Open grill and add burgers and turn to medium. Have a water sprayer near to spray any flames. Turn about every 3 minutes to evenly heat. For thicker burgers the time should take approx. 20 minutes+. Different for grill types. If you do the knife test, you will lose juices, be careful and test your thinnest one. Add cheese. If done, remove. Add bread face down to top rack while the rest cook through, then transfer to platter. Use toppings to taste and enjoy.