These Asian Burgers have lots of flavor from the soy sauce, Chinese five-spice powder, and the Ginger-Lemon Aioli, and Tassel Ridge Iowa St. Croix Rosé has sufficient body combined with nice acidity to balance these flavors in a very pleasant manner. A dry rosé with strawberry, raspberry, peach, and nectarine notes and a slightly drying finish, Tassel Ridge Iowa St. Croix Rosé is best served chilled.
Tassel Ridge® Asian Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Aioli
- 2 lbs ground beef
- ¾ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 4 whole wheat buns, toasted
- Ginger-Lemon Aioli (recipe below)
- shredded Napa cabbage
- red bell pepper strips
- bean sprouts, optional
Season beef with five-spice powder. Lightly shape into four burgers, ¾-inch thick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over medium high heat 5 to 7 minutes. Turn and grill another 5 to 7 minutes, basting with soy sauce, until burgers are cooked through (internal temperature should reach 160°F). Place burger on toasted bun and top with Ginger-Lemon Aioli, cabbage, pepper strips, and bean sprouts. Serves 4.
Wine recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa St. Croix Rosé
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1½ Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
- 1½ tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- ¼ tsp sesame oil
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Combine mayonnaise, chives lemon juice, ginger, oil, and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to spread on cooked burgers.