Cool Cajun Burgers

“AVV Syrah has a wonderful spice in the mid palate which pairs well with the red pepper and the creole seasoning. The combination of the two cheeses enhanced the fruitiness of the Syrah and softened the tannins.”

-Lu Hughes, Wine Club Director

3 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
3 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
¼ cup dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. creole seasoning (such as Tony Chachere’s)
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. ground red pepper
¾ lb. ground round
¼ lb. ground turkey breast
Cooking spray
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
1 cup shredded lettuce
¾ cup green onion tops; cut julienne strips

Prepare grill. Combine cheeses, and set aside. Combine breadcrumbs, creole seasoning, paprika, ground red pepper, ground round, and ground turkey. Divide mixture into 4 patties, shaping each into ½ inch thickness.

Coat grill with cooking spray. Place patties on, and grill 5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle burgers evenly with cheese mixture. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until done and cheese has melted. Place buns, cut side down on the grill rack; grill until toasted. Place patty on bottom half of each bun; top each with ¼ cup lettuce, onions and top with bun.