The Maine Event

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

This rich red easily complements your homemade chicken dishes, red meats, game, and mildly seasoned pastas.


2.5 lbs 80% Lean Ground Beef
1 TBS ground prepared Horseradish
1 TBS Worcestershire
1 pint fresh Blueberries (Maine wild blueberries if avail)
1/2 Fresh finely chopped Jalapeno pepper
2 TBS finely chopped fresh Thyme (divided)
3 TBS Blueberry Fruit Spread (or Jam)
1/4 Cup Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon
6 Slices Hickory smoked Bacon – approximately 6 oz
8 Ounces Goat Cheese
6 Kaiser rolls
6 large Red Leaf Lettuce Leaves


Preheat grill at Med High Flame.

Mix Ground Beef with horseradish and worcestershire.
Shape into 6 equal patties approximately 1 inch thick and set aside.

In a flame-proof 1 Qt sauce pan, mix Blueberries, Jalapeno, 1 TBS of the Thyme, Blueberry Fruit Spread, and Wine. Set on grill and cook, stirring occasionally and cook until blueberries burst and mixture reduces, approximately 20 minutes.

Place bacon in 9 inch saute pan and place on grill. Cook until bacon is crisp. Remove pan from heat and remove bacon from pan. Place goat cheese and thyme in a bowl. Chop bacon into 1/4 inch dice and add to goat cheese and remaining 1TBS thyme mixing well. Set aside for assembly.

Place burger patties on grill. Cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, flipping half way through.

While burgers are cooking, place Kaiser rolls on grill, cut side down, and toast until warm and golden (approximately 2 minutes).

To assemble, place bottom halves of rolls on platter, In the following order, top each with one lettuce leaf, one burger, 1/6 of bacon andcheese mixture, 1/4 cup blueberry sauce and top half of roll. Serve and Enjoy!