Knock Your Socks Off Cranberry, Bacon, Onion Burger

Pairs well with:

Pinot Grigio

You won’t need a bouquet of flowers when you share our Pinot Grigio. This crisp wine with floral aromas is a wonderful way to make an entrance.


10 slices smoked, thick-cut bacon
2 medium vidalia onions
8 ounces dried cranberries
3/4 cup Sutter Home Pinot Grigio
4 cups loosely packed baby spinach
14 Ritz crackers
2 pounds fresh ground chuck (80% lean)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cream style horseradish
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon kosher salt
olive oil
6 slices monterey jack cheese
6 brioche rolls



1. Cook bacon in skillet until crispy; set bacon aside on paper towels and reserve bacon grease. Once bacon is cool enough to handle, crumble bacon into pieces and set aside. 2. Slice vidalia onions and saute in skillet using reserved bacon grease. Once onions are clear in color, remove them from the pan and set aside. Reserve remaining bacon grease. 3. Place cranberries and wine in saucepan; simmer until most of wine is gone and cranberries are soft but still slightly chewy. 4. Coarsely chop fresh spinach. Saute spinach in skillet using one tablespoon of reserved bacon grease. Cook spinach until it is bright green. Set spinach aside. 5. Put Ritz crackers in a ziploc bag and crush them. Set aside crackers. 6. Combine ground chuck, eggs, horseradish, celery salt, worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese, kosher salt and Ritz crackers. Mix together well with your hands and form six patties. 7. Oil grill. Cook patties for ten minutes on each side on low to medium heat. Check internal temperature for 160 degrees. Once patties are near 160 degrees, add one slice of monterey jack cheese on top of each patty. On the outside edge of the grill, place brioche rolls, cut side down, to toast for approximately two minutes. 8. Take bottoms of brioche rolls and spoon cranberries on them, followed by a handful of crushed bacon. Place patty on top of bacon and cranberries. Place onions on top of cheese covered patty and put brioche bun top on. Enjoy!