Silk Road Burgers

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Bright and full-bodied, this Zinfandel wine is a curious contradiction in tastes.


1/2 lb ground Sirloin
1/2 lb ground Chuck
2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
4 tbsp. Parsley, chopped
1 tsp. Pepper, freshly ground
2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
Vegetable oil, for brushing the grill rack
2 large tomatoes
1 head iceberg lettuce
4 kaiser rolls



Add ground sirloin and ground chuck to a bowl. Add olive oil, chopped garlic, parsley, pepper, and soy sauce. Carefully work mixture with hands until all ingredients are mixed well. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 4-5 inches in diameter, ½” thick. Put patties on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Preheat the grill to medium hot and brush with vegetable oil. Remove patties from refrigerator and grill them over medium heat, about 7 minutes. Flip burgers and grill an additional 7 minutes. Remove patties from grill and cover with aluminum foil, allowing meat to rest for 3 minutes. Slice tomatoes into 1/4” slices. Slice the lettuce into 1/4” slices. Cut the rolls in half. Grill bread for 4 minutes, cut side down. Remove from grill. Put the roll bottoms onto a plate. Add a patty. Add a tomato slice and a lettuce slice. Add the roll top.