' Caprese Sliders with Chacras Malbec - Vino Mas

Caprese Sliders with Chacras Malbec


This will make 12 - 14 sliders.  If you want less, just use 1 lb of meat and 1/2 the rest of the ingredients.  I used all beef sirloin.

  • 1/2 cup store bought pesto
  • 1/4 cup Mayonise
  • Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 pound ground beef sirloin
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 6 slices
  • Slider buns or Hawian slider buns, split
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • basil leaves for topping burgers



Step 1:  Transfer 1/4 cup of the pesto to a bowl. Add the ground chuck and ground sirloin and a pinch of salt and gently knead to blend. Form the mixture into 12-14  small patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Brush the burger patties lightly with olive oil.

Step 2:
  Mix remaining 1/4 cup pesto with 1/4 cup mayo and set aside.

Step 3:  Light a grill and oil the grates. Grill the burgers over moderately high heat for 3-4 minutes. Flip the burgers, top them with the mozzarella slices and close the grill. Cook for 3 -4 minutes longer for medium-rare burgers. Cook longer if you want your burgers done more.  Brush buns with oil, grill the buns until lightly toasted, then spread the pesto/mayo mixture on the bottom of buns. Top with the burgers with a tomatoes and a basil leaves. Close the burgers and serve right away.

Paried with Chacras Malbec by Goldschmidt
Adapted from Food & Wine Annual book 2013

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