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Cabernet Burgers with Rosemary Focaccia

Recipe From from Weber's Way to Grill™ by Jamie Purviance

Fuel Type: Gas
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    25 min.

  • Grilling Time

    10 to 14 min.

Ingredients
Instructions

the Ingredients

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Glaze

  • 480 milliliters cabernet sauvignon
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

Butter

  • 55 grams unsalted butter (½ stick), softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves

Patties

  • 680 grams ground chuck (80% lean)
  • 60 milliliters cabernet glaze (from above)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 
  • 4 slices white cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices tomato, each about 12 millimeters thick
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 focaccia squares, each about 11 centimeters, cut in half horizontally, or 4 focaccia buns, split
  • 55 grams baby arugula
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked

Instructions

  • In a heavy, non-reactive saucepan over medium heat on the stove, combine the wine and brown sugar. Cook until reduced to 120 milliliters, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In a small bowl mix the butter and rosemary.
  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (200º to 260ºC).
  • Mix the patty ingredients, and then gently form four patties of equal size, each about 18 millimeters thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 2.5 centimeters) wide in the center of the patties to keep them from forming a dome as they cook. Refrigerate until ready to grill.
  • Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over direct medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness, 8 to 10 minutes, brushing with the remaining glaze every 2 minutes and turning them once when the patties release easily from the grate without sticking. During the last minute of cooking time, place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt. Remove from the grill.
    Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness, 8 to 10 minutes, brushing with the remaining glaze every 2 minutes and turning them once when the patties release easily from the grate without sticking. During the last minute of cooking time, place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt. Remove from the grill.
  • Lower the temperature of the grill to medium heat (180º to 230ºC). Brush the tomato slices with oil, season with salt, and grill over direct medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes, turning once. Remove from the grill. Spread the cut side of the focaccia with the rosemary butter and grill over direct medium heat, cut side down, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Build each burger on the focaccia with arugula, a patty, a slice of bacon, and two slices of tomato. Serve warm.
    Lower the temperature of the grill to medium heat (180º to 230ºC). Brush the tomato slices with oil, season with salt, and grill over medium heat until softened, about 2 minutes, turning once. Remove from the grill. Spread the cut side of the focaccia with the rosemary butter and grill over medium heat, cut side down, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Build each burger on the focaccia with arugula, a patty, a slice of bacon, and two slices of tomato. Serve warm.

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