Hoosier Corn Beef Burger

Pairs well with:

Pinot Noir

Every pour of our Pinot Noir brings you a delicious blend of berry flavors and the romantic aroma of violet.

I grew up on a farm in Indiana. Beef was a staple in our diet. My family is very fond of a reuben sandwich,so I tried to mix the two flavors together. The result is a delicious combination of flavors. Even some of my grandchildren that do not care for the reuben seem to really like the burger.



2/3 Cup Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Ketchup
2 Tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish
1 Tablespoon Frank’s Hot Sauce

Red Cabbage and Sauerkraut Medley

11/2 Cups Chopped Red Cabbage
1 Cup Thinly Sliced Red Onion
1 Can Bavarian Sauerkraut with Caraway Seeds
1/2 Cup Trinchero Pinot Noir Wine
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper


1 pound Ground Chuck
1 pound Ground Corn Beef
1/2 Cup Rye Bread Crumbs
1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
6 Thick Slices Swiss Cheese
3 Tablespoons Melted Butter and 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
for brushing Rye Bread
12 Thick Slices Rye Bread


Prepare medium hot fire in Charcoal Grill with a cover or preheat a Gas Grill to medium high

Make the dressing in a medium bowl. Add Mayonnaise, Ketchup, Sweet Pickle Relish, and Hot Sauce stir together and refrigerate until needed.

Chop Red Cabbage and slice Red Onion thinly. Drain can of Sauerkraut. In large skillet add Olive Oil, Red Cabbage, Red Onion, Sauerkraut, and wine. Season with salt and papper. Cook 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally. Keep warm

In medium bowl mix Ground Chuck, Ground Corn Beef, and Rye Bread Crumbs. Add salt and pepper to season. Mix well handling as little as possible. Form into 6 equal patties that will fit on the Rye Bread.

Brush grill with vegetable oil. Place patties on grill rack, cover,and cook turning once , about 5-7 minutes on each side for medium. While burgers are cooking brush Rye Bread with butter and olive oil mixture and place on grill to toast one side. Place Swiss Cheese on burgers to melt.

Place toasted side down and apply dressing to all pieces,place about 1/2 cup of Red Cabbage Medley on 6 of the Rye Bread slices, add burgers. Place top slice of Rye Bread on Burger and enjoy.