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Zesty Zing Island Burgers

The Zesty Zing Island Burger is sure to please every taste bud. The zesty juice of lime & lemon truly create a unique flavor. The fiery jalapeno's add to the hot awesome zing. The green onion, garlic, ginger and thyme along with other spices really kick up this burger. The White Merlot (Sutter Home) complement each ingredient. Then add a special sauce, condiments and away you go. So get fired up to enjoy this truly awesome paradise burger.


1 bunch green onion, including tops, cut into 1" pieces.
3 teaspoons of fresh ginger, grated,
3 cloves of garlic
2 jalapeno chilies
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4 Tablespoons Sutter Home Wine (White Merlot)
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon Patties:
Vegetable oil, for brushing the grill
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
Slices of cheddar cheese
Butter for buns
6 Burger Buns (toasted)
Burger sauce:
1/4 cup catsup
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sweet relish
Combine catsup, mayo and relish to make a sauce.
kosher pickle
and cooked bacon


In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine the green onion, ginger, cloves, jalapeno, thyme, lime juice, lemon juice, olive oil, coriander, kosher salt, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon, quick pulse until combined. Put ground chuck in a large bowl. Add the sauce from the food processor. Mix well. Make six burger patties. Indent a thumb print into each burger patty. Brush the grill with the olive oil. Place each burger patty on the grill and close the lid. Grill for about 4 minutes. Turn the patties and continue grilling for about 5 min or so, add the cheddar cheese, transfer the patties to a clean plate when cheese is slightly warm. Brush the buns with butter and toast until lightly browned. Remove from the grill. To make the burgers coat each side of the buns with the burger sauce, add the burger patty, lettuce, tomato, pickle and bacon. Makes 6 burgers Carol, Liberty Lake, WA


I have really enjoyed creating the Zesty Zing Island Burger. This recipe mixes the old with the new. Being raised on a farm we had plently of beef. I started with the basics and added a new special exotic touch. After a few try's I decided on the special recipe, then we had a family night to satisfy our taste buds. We celebrated with a nice glass of Sutter Home wine and relaxed like we were in a tropical island. Enjoy!!!!