Yield: Six Cheeseburgers



  1. In a grill with a cover, prepare a medium-hot fire for direct-heat cooking.
  2. For burgers, place ground beef in a large bowl. Drizzle in onion, Zinfandel, herbs, pepper sauce, and seasoned salt; mix gently. Shape beef mixture into 6 round patties.
  3. Brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Place patties on grill rack, cover, and cook about 4 minutes. Turn and continue cooking until done to preference.
  4. During final minutes of grilling patties, arrange avocado slices on a rimmed nonstick perforated grilling pan coated lightly with oil, and grill alongside patties for 1 to 2 minutes, turning as necessary. During final 30 seconds, add bacon slices to pan. When avocados are nicely grilled and bacon is crisp, remove from grill. When patties are cooked, remove from grill, stacking to keep warm. Place rolls, cut side down, on outer edges of grill to toast lightly.
  5. To assemble burgers, spread a generous amount of Blue Cheese Spread over cut sides of rolls. On each roll bottom, layer lettuce, tomato slice, beef patty, Carmelized Chipolte Onions grilled avocado, and bacon. Add roll top and serve.


  1. These burgers are a bit of work, but people will offer you their kidneys in exchange for seconds.
  2. Please consult your cardiologist before consuming.