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Cabernet Burger with Roasted Vegetable Medley, Fetta, and Mayonaise

I love cab. I love beef. I love roasted vegetables. I love fetta. These are a few of my favorite things...No really, I love shish kebabs. This burger has a similar flavor yet a heck of a lot easier and faster to assemble.


Marinade 2 medium cloves of garlic, pressed
1/4 cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 cup Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshley ground black pepper
2 pounds ground chuck
1 red pepper, halved and seeded
1 yellow pepper, halved and seeded
1 green pepper, halved and seeded
1 medium red onion, sliced into 1/8 inch slices
 1 quart baby bella mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed vegetable oil for brushing on grill rack
Freshly ground black pepper
6 whole grain hamburger buns, split
6 1/8 inch slices of Fetta cheese


*Preheat a gas grill to medium-high, or a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover. *To make marinade, combine garlic, olive oil,wine, salt, and black pepper in a 2 quart bowl. Wisk lightly until blended. *To make patties, add ground chuck to marinade. Let set for 5 minutes, turn ground chuck over and continue to marinade for another 5 minutes. Remove beef from marinade. Divide beef into 6 equal portions. Form portions into 6 patties to fit bun size. *When grill is ready, brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Place patties and vegetables on rack, season with additional salt and pepper, cover and cook 5 minutes. Turn patties and vegetables, season with additional salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes for medium burger and vegetables are tender. During the last few minutes of cooking, place rolls, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly. * To assemble the burgers, spread mayonaise on cut sides of buns. On each bun bottom, place patty and top with fetta slice. Slice peppers and mushrooms into approximately 1/8 inch thick strips. Divide vegetables evenly among the 6 burgers and place on top of fetta slices. Add bun tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers.


I think the selling points of this burger are that the ingredients are readily available, my picky eaters enjoyed them, and, if you are into color diet, it has red, yellow, green, brown, and purple. I don't think it counts as "5 a day" but at least one of five servings. The red wine, whole grain, and garlic also help to keep a healthy heart.