Grilled Pepper Jack Burgers with Avocado Mango Salsa

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

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


Avocado Mango Salsa
2 mangos, peeled and thinly sliced
2 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup minced red onions
½ cup of chopped cilantro
2 limes (you will need the juice from both limes and the zest of one)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds roughly ground sirloin
½ pound of smoked fatty bacon, ground
6 ounces of pepper jack cheese, shredded
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 slices pepper jack cheese
Vegetable oil, for brushing the grill rack
6 Kaiser Rolls split
1 Head of Romaine Lettuce



Directions: Preheat a gas grill to medium high heat. To make the salsa, layer the sliced mangos, avocados, jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion, and cilantro. Add salt, pepper and zest from one lime. Squeeze the juice from both limes over the mixture. Lightly toss, while trying to keep the fruit intact. (By keeping the fruit in slices, this will allow you to arrange the fruit on the burger without if sliding off). Refrigerate until ready to plate burgers. To make the patties, combine beef, bacon, cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well but avoid over working the meat. Divide meat into 6 equal portions and form patties to fit the rolls. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place hamburger patties on the rack, cover and grill approximately 5-6 minutes. Turn patties and grill additional 5-6 minutes. During the last few minutes add a slice of pepper jack cheese. . Brush rolls with olive oil and toast lightly on the grill. Separate Romaine leaves, sprinkle with olive oil. To assemble the burgers, open each roll and place romaine lettuce leaves on bottom of roll making sure the lettuce completely covers the roll with a small amount extending past the roll. Place patty on top of lettuce. Carefully layer the salsa mixture on top of burger. Add top of roll and serve.