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A MARIO BATALI RECIPE

The Really Good Burger

 

Sometimes the simplest things are the best…


Ingredients

Makes 4 "Really Good" burgers

24 ounces ground beef (we like chuck and brisket trimmed and ground together)

8 ounces thick-cut bacon, sliced and cooked (or pancetta)  

8 ounces gorgonzola

1 red onion, sliced into thin rings

1 cup Chianti mustard (recipe below)

 

For the chianti mustard

2 cups red wine

2 cloves

¼ piece star anise

1 cup grainy Dijon mustard

 

Directions

Mix the ground beef and form into four patties, or you can simply ask your local butcher for freshly ground burger patties.

 

Grill the patties to medium rare and top with gorgonzola and bacon.

Meanwhile, toast the sesame seed bun. When the burgers are almost done, spread a healthy amount of Chianti mustard on the bottom half of the buns. Finish with the sliced red onion and top with the other half of the bun.

Finally, find a beer you think is really good to match and enjoy!

 

To make the chianti mustard

In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the red wine, cloves and star anise. Reduce until syrupy. Strain out the spices, then whisk with mustard until well-incorporated.

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