Erin, Platings & Pairings Red Wine Burger

  • Prep time 10Min
  • Cook time 30Min
  • Technique Grill
  • Meat Beef
  • Cut Ground
  • Serves 4

Take your burger game up a notch with our mate Erin’s red wine burgers. Her shallot-red wine reduction gets mixed into the patties for maximum flavor. Delish!


1 1/2 lb Aussie ground beef
1 ½ cups red wine
1 shallot minced
3 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 Burger buns
4 slices of your favorite cheese
8 large tomato slices
Lettuce for to


Boil wine and shallots in medium saucepan until reduced by half, 20-30 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon butter and brown sugar; whisk until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Set aside.

Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Mix beef, Worcestershire, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup wine-shallot mixture in bowl. Form meat into four burger patties. Grill burgers until brown on bottom, about 3 minutes. Turn burgers and brush with additional wine-shallot mixture. Continue grilling burgers until cooked to desired doneness, turning and brushing occasionally with wine-shallot mixture, about 4 minutes longer for medium-rare. Top with a slice of cheese and remove from grill.

Grill the buns, cut sides down, until lightly browned. Top bottom buns with burgers, then tomato slices and lettuce. Cover with top buns and serve immediately.