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Title: Russell's Blue Cheese-Zinfandel Burgers
Paired with McNab Ridge 2004 Zinfandel
2 lb ground beef
1 c bread crumbs
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 c McNab Ridge Winery’s 2004 Zinfandel or other dry red wine
2 T Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce
1 t garlic powder
1 t ground black pepper
1. Mix all ingredients together lightly. If the mixture seems too wet, add more crumbs; if it seems too dry, add more wine.
2. Form into 4 or 5 patties.
3. Grill the burgers to desired doneness, and serve on toasted buns.
4. Offer a choice of toppings, including crumbled blue cheese, avocado wedges, onion slices, lettuce, and tomatoes.
Of course, serve with a glass or two of the same wine.
Recipe provided by McNab Ridge Winery, Hopland, California.