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Finds on the Farm Burger

Fried Green Tomatoes and good old American cheese are about as Mid-west as it gets. I also grew up witha currant bush in my front yard.



2 lbs ground round
1/4 c. Sutter Home Merlot
1/4 c. White Truffle oil
1/3 c. Sun-maid Zante currants
3/4 Tablespoon Lawry's seasoning salt

Fried Tomatoes

6 large slices of green tomatoes
1 1/2 c. canola oil
1 1/2 c. corn meal
1/4 teasponn salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 egg whites beaten

Mayo Dressing

1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 large carrot peeled and grated
3 c. chopped Romaine Lettuce
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt

6 potato hamburger buns, split
6 slices white american cheese
1/4 c. canola oil for brushing grill


To make patties combine ground round, Merlot, oil, currants, and Lawry's. Mix well and shape into 6 patties to fit the buns. Cover and keep cool until 20 minutes before grilling.

To fry tomato slices, heat oil in large iron skillet on grill.
Dip tomato slices in egg whites, then seasoned corn meal. When oil is heated add tomatoes and fry until golden and crisp on each side. Remove and place on foil with paper towel. Do not cover.

For Mayonnaise dressing, add mayo, lettuce, onion, carrot. salt, and pepper. Cover, chill, and set aside.

On Medium heated grill, brush grill rack with oil. Add burgers. Grill 5-7 minutes per side for medium burger. Flip one more time,
add tomato slice to each burger and a slice of cheese.
Heat buns on outer sides of grill. Close lid for 1-2 minutes. Pull off buns, add mayo to bottom of bun, add burger,and bun top. There you go, a fabulous Mid-west burger.


Thank you for allowing an average mother to enter. I enjoy your wines and just love to cook. I have 6 children and let me tell you, they love eating all my sample burgers. Thank you so much. It's been a blast. This is my husband's favorite.