Pairs well with:

Chenin Blanc

This wine is bursting with crisp, refreshing fruit flavors like apple, pear, and melon, making you want to swing your legs off a dock at sunset.

All Washington volcanoes except Mount Adams have erupted within the last 250 yrs.When you come to the state of Washington you will see at least one of the many active volcanoes in the Cascade Range. The volcanoes will leave an impression on you as view the massive structure and beauty they create. My “Mt. Rainier Volcanoes Burger” is ready to erupt for the Sutter Home, Build a Better Burger Contest. My “Mt. Rainier Volcano Burger” has a deceptive taste that will leave an impression on the burger world, just like Mount St. Helens. All volcanoes leave a mess behind with good coming long term from what she created. My “Mt. Rainier Volcano Burger” will do the same, leave a mess in your lap if you’re not careful while soothing your hunger needs. In the end, you will smile after my burger has “mild” eruption in your mouth.



Lava Sauce:

1 ½ cups Mayonnaise
2 tsp ground Chipotle Chilis spice
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 fresh red chile, chopped
1 jalapeno, remove seeds, chopped


2 lbs ground chuck
4 oz can Diced green chiles, fire roasted, mild, drained
2 tsp Kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground pepper

Colavita Extra Virgin Olive oil, for brushing the grill rack and buns.

4 Roma tomatoes, cut into ¼ inch thick slices

6 slices Swiss cheese

6 Country Potato buns, split

1 seedless cucmber, sliced 1/8 inch thick

2 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced



Preheat your gas grill to high

To make the Lava sauce, combine the mayonnaise, chipotle spice, salt, red chile pepper, and jalapeno. Mix gently together. Refrigerate and set aside.

To prepare the patties, gently combine the chuck, diced green chiles, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Gently mix together using your hands. Divide into 6 equal parts and form into patties.

Brush the grill rack with olive oil. Place the patties on the grill, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the patties, and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Place the swiss cheese slices on the patties during the last 3 minutes of grilling. Brush the buns with olive oil and place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly during the last 2 minutes of grilling.

To assemble the burger, slather the bun top with the Lava sauce and place 3 slices of cucumber and 3 slices of tomatoes on the bottom bun. Place a a patty on top of the cucumber and tomatoes. On top of each patty place 2 to 3 slices of avocado. Add the bun tops with wooden skewers and serve.

Makes 6 burgers.