spiced smoked maple burger

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Hard to pronounce yet easy to drink, this wine combines lychee fruit and white peach flavors with a hint of spice.


1 lb ground chuck,
half chipotele pepper,
half cherry pepper,
1 banana pepper,
1 vadalia onion,
1 cup Vermont maple syrup,
half cup Sutter home merlot,
salt and pepper,



Chop cherry,chipoltele, and banana peppers into small pieces. Cut one Vadalia onion, and place in saute pan over medium heat. Pour in Sutterhome merlot and reduce by half. Pour in syrup and reduce by half. set aside to let cool. Put ground chuck in a large mixing bowl and add salt and pepper to taste . Put pepper mixture in food processor and pulse until all ingredients are minced. Mix about half of pepper mixture with ground chuck place in refrigerater for about an hour. Make into patties and grill over medium heat until desired temperature. periodically brushing with the rest of the pepper mixture..