Jalapeno Bacon Burgers with Spicy Guacamole Spread

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Paired or alone, there's something magical about this creamy wine that nods to yummy peaches and sinful delights.

My fiance loves the taste of jalapenos in everything and bacon makes everything better!He likes a fiery kicked up taste and these burgers don’t dissapoint!


1/4 cup Sutter Home Moscato Wine
1 egg
2 pounds ground chuck hamburger
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 jalapenos seeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
9 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 slices bacon
6 slices pepper jack cheese
6 potato rolls
6 lettuce leaves
6 large or 12 medium slices tomatoes
Spicy Guacamole Spread
6 tablespoons jalapeno jelly
1 avocado mashed
1 teaspoon garlic salt


Preheat grill to medium-high heat. While preheating in a large bowl combine wine, egg, hamburger, celery salt, onion, jalapenos, cayenne pepper, and cajun seasoning, and mix well with a fork or your hands, handling the meat as little as possible. Form into 6 patties and set aside. When the patties are formed brush the grill with 3 tablespoons olive oil and save the rest for later use. Place the bacon on the grill rack and cook about 6-8 minutes on each side until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels to drain until ready to assemble burgers. While bacon cooking place patties on grill and cook 5-7 minutes on each side turning only once if possible. To make the spread, while burgers cooking in a small bowl mix jelly and avocado along with garlic salt with a fork until well mixed and cover and set aside until ready to assemble burgers. When burgers are almost done place pepper jack cheese over top and cook and additional 1-2 minutes until cheese melted. Place rolls on a serving platter and brush remaining olive oil on each side. Place rolls on grill rack and toast lightly for 1-2 minutes. Remove and place back on serving platter. Spoon 1 tablespoon spread on each side of roll and then place burger on bottom roll. Cut bacon in half and place 2 halves on top of each burger. Top with lettuce and tomatoes and then top roll. Serve immediately. Yields 6 servings.