Granda Pa Chuck’s Last Minute Honey of a Ham-Burger

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Bright and full-bodied, this Zinfandel wine is a curious contradiction in tastes.


1/4 cup Sutter Home, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or Merlot red wine.
2 tablespoons pure honey.
2 tablespoons Grey Poupon mustard.
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro.
2 teaspoons and a couple dashes kosher salt.
2 teaspoons garlic powder.
1/2 pound Honey Cured Ham, sliced, chopped, and finely diced. Bun Spread:
1/2 cup mayonnaise.
1/2 cup Guacmole.
1 tablespoon pure honey.
1 tablespoon Grey Poupon mustard.
1/1 cup fresh chopped cilantro.
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil for coating the grill grates.
6 fresh Kaiser Rolls spilt.
6 teaspoons butter, softened for spreading.
12 slices of American Cheese.
1 large red onion, cut into six thin slices.
1 large ripe red tomato, cut into six thin slices. 6 sprinkles of kosher salt. 6 fresh Romaine leafs, washed an patted dry.



Prepare a gas grill to medium-hot. In a large mixing bowl place the red wine, honey, mustard, cilantro, salt, garlic powder, and whisk together. Add the diced ham and ground Chuck. Gentlt blend together and divide into six equal portions. gently form you patties slightly larger than the buns to allow for cooking shrinkage. Let the patties rest and marinade. In a medium size bowl add the mayonnaise, Guacamole, honey, mustard, cilantro, salt, and mix well. Brush the grill grates with the olive oil, place the patties on the grill, cover, and cook 3 minutes. Make a quarter turn of the patties, cook 3 minutes, flip the patties. Cook 3 minutes, make a quarter turn, and check the internal temperature. Remove when cooked to 155-160 degrees F. Open the rolls and spread on the butter. With 2 minutes remaining on the patties place the roll bottoms on the grill to lightly toast. Also, place a slice of cheese on each patty. While this is going on slice the onion and tomato. Lay out the tomato slices and lightly sprinkle with the salt to your taste. When the bottom roll has browned remove from the grill and place the roll tops on the grill to lightly toast. Cover with the bun bottom the bun spread, and place on your serving plates. Place on the lettuce, onion slice, tomato slice, and a slice of cheese on each. Place the cooked patty on next. Get the roll top from the grill, cover with the bun spread, and crown your real ham-burgers. Recipe serves 6. Total preperation and cook time under 30 minutes.