Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

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

I am a father who loves to cook for his family and friends.Fried Zucchini Burger “Southwestern Style” was made for my Father and Sister who lives in Oklahoma. Every time we get together, my Dad and sister ask me to make the burger. It all started one day from my sister



Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise:

2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ T freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp ground chipotle chilis
1 cup Mayonnaise

Zucchini Patties:

3 cups zucchini, shredded, using a box grater
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
3 scallions, chopped
1 tsp grated lemon rind
2 T flour
1 egg, beaten
¼ tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
¼ cup olive oil


2 lbs ground chuck
2 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp fresh ground pepper

Olive oil, for brushing the grill rack

6 slices of Havarti cheese

6 Potatoe buns, split



Preheat your gas grill to high

To make the Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise, combine the chopped garlic, mustard, lemon juice, chipotle, and mayonnaise in a medium bowl. Stir together until smooth. Set aside in a refrigerator.

To make the Zucchini Patties, combine the shredded zucchini, grated carrot, scallions, lemon rind, flour, beaten egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Place a cast iron skillet on the grill and heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until good and hot. Then drop 2 mounds of the zucchini mix into the hot oil in the skillet and flatten each mound a bit. Cook the zucchini patties 4 to 6 minutes on each side, drain on paper towels and repeat with the remaining oil and zucchini mix until it makes 6 patties, total. Set to the side and let cool to room temperature.

To prepare the Burgers, combine gently the chuck, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix together using your hands. Divide into 6 equal parts and form into patties.

Brush the grill rack with olive oil. Place the burger patties on the grill, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the patties, and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Place the Havarti cheese slices on the burgers during the last 2 minutes of grilling.

To assemble the Fried Zucchini Burger, slather the top and bottom buns with the Garlic Chipotle Mayonnaise. Place the burger on the bottom bun and add the Fried Zucchini patty on top and add the bun top and serve.

Makes 6 burgers.