Cabernet Burgers

Recipe by CoCaShe
READY IN: 55mins
YIELD: 4 burgers


  • Glaze
  • 2
    cups cabernet sauvignon wine
  • 1
    tablespoon brown sugar
  • Patties
  • 1 12
    lbs lean ground beef (I use very lean, but I've read that 80% lean is better since the fat adds flavor)
  • 14
    cup cabernet glaze
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 12
    teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine wine and brown sugar and simmer until reduced to about 1/2 - 3/4 cup (depends how potent you want the wine flavor), about 25-30 minutes. Let cool. This can be made ahead of time, or in a larger batch and stored in a bottle in the fridge.
  • Combine the beef, glaze, salt and pepper and gently mix. The beef should take on a much deeper red shade from the wine.
  • Shape into 4 patties, make sure to make an indent in the center with your thumb or the back of a teaspoon to compensate for the rising while cooking.
  • Grill over direct high heat for about 8-10 minutes per side, turning only once. You can also brush them with some additional glaze while cooking.