Double Yum Stadium Burger

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

With strawberry and melon essences, this American original is perfectly at home with however you like to unwind.


1 package sliced slightly frozen cream cheese (freeze for 2 hours for easy slicing) 
4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons light olive oil
Red pepper relish:
1-1/2 cups sweet or white onion
3 cups finely chopped red bell peppers (approximately 4 red peppers)
1/2 Thai sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon Turbinado Sugar
For the burger:
1-1/2 cups Nathan hotdogs, cut lengthwise, then chop crosswise into small pieces; reserve 1 cup for grinding
3 cups ground beef, 80% less fat
1/2 cup powdered whole milk (available in Asian stores; not dry powdered milk, will taste totally different)
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
6 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
Oil spray for greasing grills
6 whole wheat Kaiser rolls



Remove cream cheese from the box and freeze. Marinate basil in olive oil for 2 hours but preferably overnight to let the basil oil blend with the olive oil. Rub before mixing with the ground meat For red pepper relish: Dice onion into quarter pieces; place in mini food processor until chop finely. Remove from processor and reserve 1 cup for the burger. Wash red pepper, slice peppers, remove seeds & white membrane; chop into pieces. Place the red pepper in food processor and run until finely chopped. Transfer the vegetables into a small sauce pan and add the rest of ingredients, let boil in medium heat and then simmer until mixture is reduced to 1/3 (about 30 minutes). Leftover can be stored in a sterilized jar, kept in refrigerator and use within one month. For burger: While the red pepper mixture is simmering, grind 1 cup hotdog until it reaches the texture of ground meat in mini food processor. Add hotdog to the ground beef and mix together with, onion, powdered whole milk, salt, parmesan cheese and basil with the oil. Spray oil on the grill. Make 6 patties, measuring 3/4 cup per patty. Grill for 3 minutes on each side on medium heat. Meanwhile, sliced Kaiser rolls and grill for 1 minute sliced side down. To serve, top burgers with 1 tablespoon red pepper relish and 1/4" thick slice of cream cheese.