RECIPE & PAIRING: Homemade cheeseburger with Rebelión Malbec
Steak and Malbec is a classic, but did you know this big bold wine pairs perfectly with this prime steak burger topped with Gouda cheese, dirty mayo, and pickled red onion?
For the beef patty:
For the beef patty:
- 500g high quality steak mince
- Salt and pepper
For the dirty mayo:
- Bacon and burger patty rendered fat
- Garlic paste
- Cracked black pepper
For the pickled onion (make in advance):
- 1 finely sliced red onion
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinager
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- Light flavoured cheese like Gouda
- Toasted brioche bun
Recommended wine pairing:
Big black fruit flavours with a hint of smoke and chocolate in a medium body with smooth tannins – this Argentinian wine is built for juicy red meat. Add cheese and you’re winning.
- Mix together pickled onion ingredients in a bowl, cover and leave aside for at least 30 minutes
- Place the beef mince in a large bowl and break it up with your hands
- Season with salt and pepper and mix it well with your hands
- Divide the mince into 4 and roll each into a ball
- Place the balls down on a work surface and pat them to make them flatter. Use your hands to push the sides in slightly so they make a roughly even circle – they don’t need to be too tightly compacted, just enough to hold them together.
- Place into the heated dry pan and cook along with the bacon for 12-15 minutes until cooked through, turning halfway through the cooking time
- 5 minutes before the burgers are done, make the dirty mayo by mixing together the ingredients in a bowl with the fat from the pan.
- Toast your halved brioche buns facedown in the pan
- Build your burgers with the toasted brioche buns, pickled onions, Gouda and bacon, and serve with a glass of Rebelíon Malbec
- Always cook in a clean dry pan on a high heat
- When adding your patty to the pan make sure you press down hard to increase surface connection
- Only flip when a brown crust has formed
- Only cook 1 or 2 patties at a time (don’t overcrowd the pan)