Papeete Tahiti Burger

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

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


Papeete Spice Seasoning:
2 T Paprika
4 T Chile powder
1 T Ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
4 T Brown sugar
1 T Garlic salt
3 tsp kosher salt
Tahiti Relish:
1 large ripe fresh mango
1 small shallot
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 lbs ground chuck
2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Vegetable oil, for brushing the grill rack
6 deli slices of provolone cheese
6 Country Potato Buns, split
Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard



Directions: Preheat your gas grill to high. To make the Papeete spice, mix in a small bowl the paprika, chili powder, cunin, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, garlic salt and kosher salt. Mix well together until the ingredients are incorporated and ther are no lumps. Set the Papeete spice mix to the side for later use on the burger. To make the Tahiti Relish, use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin of the mango, then use a pairing knife to cut the flesh away from the pit. Combine the mango, peeled shallot, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper in a food processor and pulse until finely diced. Refrigerated until serving. To make the patties, combine the ground chuck, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper. Mix all 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 Papeete spice mix, cover the grill for 5 minutes. Turn the patties and season abundantly the turned portion with the Papeete spice mix, 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 provolone cheese on each patty. To assemble the burger, slather both sides of the toasted bun with Grey Poupon Country Dijon mustard. Place the patties on the bottom bun and place an equal amount of the Tahiti Relish on top of each patty. Add the top buns and serve. Makes 6 burgers