The patriot burger

Pairs well with:

White Zinfandel

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


85% lean ground round {2.5lb pkg} to make 1/3 lb burgers per serving.
1/4 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp hot sauce
one large vidala or walla walla onion sliced thick.{about 1/4" thick} Granny Smith apples{peeled} and sliced thick {1/4" inch thick}
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice to marinate apple slices
Maple syrup-grade B– 1/2 cup to marinate onion slices.
Smoked swiss cheese- one large slice per burger
2 slices of cooked bacon for each burger
hot pepper sauce {added after burgers are cooked-about 5 drops per burger}
one package onion hamburger rolls



I keep this pretty simple: mix hamburger meat with celery salt and hot sauce. Form into 1/3 lb burgers{big enough to cover the width of bun}. Slice your onions and put into a flat pan and cover with maple syrup-let sit while you prepare your grill. Slice your peeled granny smiths and cover with lemon juice to marinate and keep from turning brown. slice your smoked swiss cheese to cover each burger assemble 2 slices of cooked bacon for each burger. Get your gas grill hot{medium to high heat} Put your onion slices on the hot grill to brown and wilt onions to sweeten them. takes about 2 mins on each side. Remove from grill and wait til burgers are finished… Cook your burgers to your liking…we like ours med-well.We add our swiss cheese after we turn the burger and it is almost done..takes about 6 mins.The cheese is nicely melted and we are ready to assemble the complete burger. Put the burger on the bottom of the bun add the drops of scotch bonnet sauce.Add two slices of cooked bacon to fit burger size. Add the raw apple slice and the wilted maple onion slice. We lightly toast our onion buns before assembling the burgers…makes it even better….