Gourmet Burger

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

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


6 slices bacon
2 1/2 pounds lean hamburger
3 teaspoons Steak seasoning
3 teaspoons garlic powder
3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Kosher salt
10 grinds of freshly ground black pepper
1 onion, sliced into 6 slices
1 tomato, sliced into 6 slices
6 mozzarella,(water packed) slices
12 fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoon, Sweet Cream –salted butter, at room temperature
1 cup Sutter Home, Cabernet Sauvignon
2 cloves of garlic
6 hamburger buns
1/8 cup flour- All Purpose



Heat a skillet to medium heat, when skillet is hot add bacon and cook until crispy. Let bacon drain on paper towel and cool. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place hamburger in a large bowl and add the next 5 ingredients. Make 6 patties,then cut in half and place a mozzarella slice, tomato slice, onion slice, and 2 basil leaves on the bottom half. Put the top back on and reshape the burger. Reheat bacon skillet then add burgers to brown both sides. Remove browned burgers to another skillet (safe for ovens) and place in preheated oven. Bake 20 minutes. Remove and let set. Reheat skillet with bacon and hamburger bits at medium high. Allow the heat to get hot then add 1 cup Sutter Home wine and whisk to pick up the bits then let the mixture reduce to 1/2. Roll the butter in flour coating heavily, then add to hot reduced wine and whisk till thick. Pour sauce over burgers let set. Take one slice of bacon and break it into 2 pieces then top the burger. Take one clove of garlic and smash it, then rub the juice of the garlic on the top and bottom of three buns then repeat this with the other clove of garlic for the other 3 buns. Place hamburgers on the buns and serve. Enjoy!