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Red Wine Cheeseburgers

Juicy burgers spiked with a red wine reduction then topped with melted cheese and red wine caramelized onions.
Red Wine Cheeseburgers


  • 2 cups red wine
  • 2 Tbsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large yellow onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine brown sugar and wine stirring until dissolved. Bring to boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes to reduce wine to about 1 cup. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. While wine is reducing, caramelize onions in medium saute pan. Add 1/4 cup of red wine reduction to onions and saute for additional 2-3 minutes to combine flavors.
  3. In large bowl, loosely combine ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, and salt and pepper. Add 1/3 cup room temperature wine reduction and fully mix to incorporate with the beef – being careful not to overmix.
  4. Pre-heat grill to medium-high and form 6 burger patties with the ground beef mixture. Place patties on grill and cook to desired doneness, about 4-6 minutes per side. Top with cheese and cook for additional 1 minute to let cheese melt.
  5. Stack burgers on the bottom burger bun, top with caramelized onions, and drizzle with remaining red wine reduction. Finish topping with your favorite ingredients, top of bun, and serve immediately.



By: Jennifer Meyering

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