Meet Me in the Middle Burger

Pairs well with:


Reach for our Chardonnay when you’re in the mood for a rich and creamy wine that delights with the fruity flair of pear, apple, and peach.

This recipe combines Middle Eastern and Midwestern flavors.


2.5 pounds of ground chuck
.5 pounds of ground lamb
1 tablespoon of tumeric
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tabespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon dried mint leaves
3 medium shallots
1/3 cup red wine
12 dates
3 dried figs
6 pats butter
1 cup greek yogurt
8 ounces feta cheese
6 pitas


Combine meat . Add all powder spices.
Form into 6 patties.
Grill and turn burgers to internal temperature of 160 degrees. Add 1 serving of sweet butter to each burger.

Sweet butter-
In processor- have prepared-
Set aside and have chilled.

Wrap sliced shallots and wine in foil and have grilling while burgers are cooking.

Combine mint with yogurt.

Place pita bread on grill- 1 minute per side.
Cut 1- 2 inches of top of pita.
Place burger inside.
Add serving of butter.
Add 1-2 ounces of feta cheese
Add grilled onions.
Add 2 tablespoons of yogurt