Nutty Gorgy Burger



2 Large Portabella Mushrooms – chopped/diced
¾ cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
½ tsp nutmeg
1 Egg yolk


½ cup toasted black walnut pieces
2 lbs ground chuck
3 tsp Herb de Provence
1 tsp liquid smoke
4 TBS Sutter Home Merlot wine
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper

Colavita Olive Oil for brushing of the grill racks
6 pieces of Focaccia bread from the bakery, if whole cut into 6 parts & sliced in half horizontally
6 TBS of Nutella Spread



Step by Step Instructions –


In a smal bowl:
Chop/dice into little pieces then add the 2 Large Portabella Mushrooms, ¾ cup Gorgonzola cheese crumbled, ½ tsp nutmeg, 1 Egg yolk.
Mix all ingredients well, separate and form into 6 disks or balls and refrigerate until building the burgers.


Start the grill and preheat (15 mins) to a temperature of 450 degrees

In a small pan add the nut pieces and place on the grill over med/high. Keep a close eye on the nuts to insure they do not burn. Remove from heat and let cool until you mix your burgers.

Turn off grill until burgers are ready.

In a large bowl place the ½ cup toasted black walnut pieces, 2 lbs ground chuck, 3 tsp Herb de Provence
1 tsp liquid smoke, 4 TBS Sutter Home Merlot wine, 2 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp pepper.

Mix all ingredients well. Separate the mixture into 12 equal parts and form into patties.

Take 1 patty and place 1 – 6th of the filling in the middle and top with a second patty and seal the edges to form a stuffed patty. Place on tray and continue building the 5 other stuffed patties.

Grease the grill racks with the Colavita Olive Oil.

Start the grill and preheat (15 mins) to a temperature of 450 degrees.

Place burgers onto the grill and close the lid, let cook 5 to 6 mins. Turn the burgers to create grill marks & cover, cook another 4 to 5 mins. Flip burgers, cover and cook 4 to 5 mins. Turn burgers to create grill marks, cover & cook another 4 to 5 mins.

During the entire time you are cooking the burgers, you are trying to maintain a grill temperature of 400 to 450 degrees.

To plate:

Place the bottom of the focaccia on the plate, spread each bottom with 1 TBS. of Nutella Spread.
Top with the burger and then place the focaccia lid on top and serve.

2006 – ToniLee M. Monteparte