Goat Cheese Mushroom Burger Divine

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

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


Goat Cheese Mushroom Filling:
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic (approx 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic)
3 tablespoon chopped red onion
1 Medium Sized Portabella Mushroom (or 4 Baby Bella Mushrooms) chopped
1/3 cup Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon
3 tablespoons Goat Cheese
2 pound ground chuck (prefer 75/25)
1/3 cup minced red onion
3 tablespoons chopped dill
1 1/2 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1-teaspoon fresh black pepper
4 tablespoon breadcrumbs (prefer Italian Style Bread Crumb)
3 tablespoons Goat Cheese
Mushroom Goat Cheese Filling (see above)
Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 (4 1/2-inch) Ciabatta rolls split
3 tablespoon Goat Cheese (1/2 tablespoon per roll)
6 Romaine lettuce leaves
6 (1/4-inch-thick) large tomato slices



To make the goat cheese mushroom filling onions, sauté the oil at med-high heat in a 10-inch non-stick pan. Add chopped garlic, sauté for 2-3 minutes, and add red onion. Wait until the onions are translucent, then add mushrooms. Wait until the mushrooms have started to give off some liquid then add Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon. Let cook for 10 minutes until liquid halves then add goat cheese and stir until it appears more like a spread. Let cool. (This can be made the night before) Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. To make the patties, combine the ground chuck, onion, chopped dill, chopped parsley, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, Goat Cheese and Mushroom Goat Cheese Filling. Handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, but mix well and evenly. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and form the portions into patties to fit the rolls. When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, until done to preference, 5 to 7 minutes on each side for medium. When the patties are cooked, remove from the grill. Place the rolls, cut side down, on the outer edges of the grill rack to toast lightly. To assemble the burgers, spread a generous amount of the goat cheese over the cut sides of the rolls. On each roll bottom, place a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, a patty, Add the roll tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers