Red Blend Wine Sliders

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 6 to 8 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (preferably grass fed)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots or red onion
  • 1/4 cup Mirassou Sunset Red
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded aged Gouda cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 8 brioche, ciabatta, or other small slider rolls
  • 8 thin Roma tomato slices
  • 4 strips cooked cherry wood or apple wood smoked bacon, broken into quarters
  • Baby arugula leaves

 

Cooking Directions:

Using your hands, mix beef, mushrooms, shallots, wine, rosemary, Dijon and salt in a medium bowl. Shape into 8 very flat patties. Grill, broil or pan fry for 3 minutes. Turn and top with cheese; cook for 2 minutes more. Serve on lightly toasted rolls with tomato, bacon and arugula.

 

Makes 8 servings.

 

Recipe tip: Dress arugula with a bit of olive oil and balsamic for extra flavor.

 

Pairing Suggestion: Pairs with California Red Blend Wine