Lime Cuban Burger

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Hard to pronounce yet easy to drink, this wine combines lychee fruit and white peach flavors with a hint of spice.


Cuban Seasoning:
2 T Paprika
4 T Chili powder
1 T Ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
4 T Brown sugar
3 tsp Kosher salt
2 lbs ground chuck
1 fresh red chile, chopped
1 fresh Jalapeno pepper, remove the seeds and chopped
1 T Worecestershire sauce
3 T Gewurztraminer, Sutter Home Wine
1/2 cup Cilantro, hand torn
1 large lime, juiced
2 tsp Kosher salt
Vegetable oil, for brushing the grill rack
6 deli slices of swiss cheese
6 Country Potato Buns, split



Directions: Preheat your gas grill to high To make the Cuban seasoning, mix in a small bowl the paprika, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Mix well together until the ingredients are incorporated and there are no lumps. Set the Cuban seasoning to the side for later use on the burger. To make the patties, combine the ground chuck, red chile, jalapeno, Worcestershire, Gewurztraminer wine, cilantro, lime juice, and kosher salt. Mix together using your hands. Divide the mixed ground beef into 6 equal parts and form patties. Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the grill, season abundantly the top part of the patties with the Cuban seasoning, cover and grill for 5 minutes. Turn the patties, season abundantly the turned portion with Cuban seasoning, cover and continue grilling for another 5 minutes. During the last few minutes of cooking, place the split buns on the grill and toast lightly and place a slice of swiss cheese on each pattie. To assemble the burger, slather the top of the toasted bun with mayonnaise and place the burger on the bottom bun. Close the bun and serve. Makes 6 burgers.