Bacon Brie Burgers with Caesar on Brioche

Jamie Brown-Miller


Imagine the perfect meal: wine and garlic marinated beef with Caesar salad and buttery croutons. This burger IS that meal, and you can eat it with your hands!

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30 Min


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1/4 c
dry red wine
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
dried rosemary
8 Tbsp
crushed garlic, divided
1 1/2 lb
ground beef
strips bacon
8 oz
brie cheese, rind removed
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 c
romaine lettuce, chopped
8 slice
brioche bread
4 Tbsp
butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

In a medium bowl, stir together the dry red wine, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary and half the garlic. Add the ground beef and mix gently to combine. Divide into four equal portions and form into patties. Marinate, refrigerated, for 30 minutes while you make the other components.
Fry bacon in a large skillet to medium crispness, then chop. Reserve rendered fat in a small heatproof bowl. In a medium bowl, knead the bacon into the brie cheese, Divide into four equal portions and form into 1/4-1/2 inch thick patties. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining garlic, Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, red wine, vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Toss with the Romaine and set aside.
Brush brioche slices with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Heat grill pan to medium high heat and toast the brioche slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Set aside.
Spread 1 teaspoon of the reserved bacon fat onto each patty. Add beef patties to the grill pan and cook for 4 minutes. Flip, cook for 2 minutes, then add a brie patty to each beef patty. Cover pan loosely with foil and cook an additional 2 minutes.
To assemble, place 1 beef patty onto four of the brioche slices. Add an equal amount of dressed Romaine to each patty, then top with remaining brioche slices. Serve immediately.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Collection: World Food Champs
Hashtags: #Brie, #caesar, #Brioche