New Cathay Burgers with Grilled Bean Sprouts in Springroll Crepes

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

With strawberry and melon essences, this American original is perfectly at home with however you like to unwind.


3/4 cup Colavita Olive Oil, divided
6 large eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg frozen spring roll wrappers, thawed (will not be used up)
3 Tbsp Chinese black bean garlic paste*
4 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp oyster sauce*
2 Tbsp hoisin sauce + additional for spread*
4 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
3 Tbsp grated ginger root
1 Tbsp Asian chili garlic paste
2 Tbsp Sutter Home Gewürztraminer
2 cups finely chopped scallions, divided
2 lbs ground beef chuck, 85/15 % fat
1 lbs fresh bean sprouts



First prepare wrappers: Light grill and place iron griddle on it with 1 tablespoon oil. Heat until hot. In an 11” pie dish beat eggs and salt. Dip one spring roll wrapper into egg mixture, soaking both sides, and carefully place on hot griddle. Brown a few seconds and flip to brown the other side. Move to plate and keep warm. Repeat until you have 12 nice wrappers (some may tear). You need only 1 1/2 teaspoon oil every time. Keep warm.

In a large bowl mix black bean paste, sesame oil, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame seeds, ginger and chili paste. Set aside 5 tablespoon of this mixture for bean sprouts. Mix remaining paste with Gewürztraminer and 1 cup scallions. Add beef to this mixture, mix well but avoid overly compacting the meat. Shape into 12 small burgers. Set aside.

In another large bowl mix reserved 5 tablespoon paste with 3 tablespoon oil, bean sprouts and remaining 1 cup scallions. Brush a grill basket with oil and set over fire, heat until hot. Add bean sprouts and grill, stirring, a few minutes just until tender crisp. Remove to plate. Keep warm.

Grill burgers over medium high heat about 4-5 minutes or until desired doneness. To serve: spread spring rolls with some hoisin sauce. Place one burger in center, spoon some bean sprouts on top and roll wrapper into a cone shape. Fold back lower end. Place on serving platter. Repeat until finished.