Caesar-Bacon-Brie Burgers on Brioche

by Jamie Miller
(Napa, CA, USA)

Caesar Bacon Brie Burgers on Brioche in my Backyard

Caesar Bacon Brie Burgers on Brioche in my Backyard

This recipe calls for a few distinct and separate components, stacked together at the last minute.
You will make:
• Marinated Beef Patties
• Caesar Salad
• Bacon-Brie Patties
• Brioche Buns

Marinated Beef Patties:

- 2 lbs. 20% fat beef chuck
- 1 C. red wine
- 3 tsp. soy sauce
- 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 5 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary, de-stemmed and finely chopped

Caesar Salad:

- 2 C. chopped Romaine lettuce
- ½ C. chopped arugula
- 6 cloves fresh garlic
- 2 anchovy filets
- 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- ½ C. extra virgin olive oil

Bacon-Brie Patties

- 8 strips bacon
- 1 ½ lbs. St. Andre brie cheese (or any strong-flavored, semi-firm brie)

Brioche Buns

- 1 loaf Brioche
- 4 tsp. unsalted butter, softened
- Kosher salt to taste
- Freshly ground pepper to taste
- ¼ C. Asiago cheese, grated

Marinated Beef Patties:

Lightly crumble the beef into a shallow glass dish. Combine the red wine, soy sauce, Worscestershire, crushed garlic and chopped rosemary and pour over the beef. Marinate for at least ½ hour. Form into loosely packed patties and refrigerate until ready to use.

Caesar Salad:

Place the Romaine and arugula in a bowl, and refrigerate until ready to use. In a Cuisinart or blender, chop the garlic. Add the anchovies and blend. Add the mayonnaise, Dijon and red wine vinegar, one at a time, blending each time. Add one teaspoon of the olive oil and blend well. Continue to add the olive oil, a few teaspoons at a time, until well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Bacon-Brie Patties

Fry bacon and drain well, patting with paper towels. Chop finely and combine with the cheese, kneading thoroughly until evenly blended. Divide into four equal amounts and shape into patties. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Brioche Buns

Cut brioche into 3/4 –inch thick slices, ending up with 8 total slices. Using a large cookie cutter, or paring knife, cut the slices into rounds. Spread one side of each with ½ teaspoon butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Preheat your gas grill to medium-high, or lower the grate on your charcoal grill to about 3-4 inches above the coals. Buttered side down first, toast both sides of each slice until golden brown, about two minutes per side. Immediately after removing from heat, sprinkle four of the buns with the cheese. These will be the top buns.

Grill the Beef Patties:

Heat your grill to high. Be ready to assemble your burgers when the patties come off the grill and have each component ready - bottom bun, bacon-brie patties, Caesar dressing, lettuce, top bun.
Grill your burger for 2 ½ minutes on each side for medium rare (burgers will continue to cook while resting as you assemble).
While the burgers are grilling, toss lettuce with Caesar dressing, reserving a few teaspoons of the dressing.
When the burgers are almost done, top each with a bacon-brie patty and close the lid of the grill. After about 45 seconds, the cheese should be oozing slightly, but not completely melted. Remove the beef/bacon/brie patty and place it on the bottom bun. Loosely pack a handful of Caesar salad on top. Spread a teaspoon of Caesar dressing on the top bun, then place the bun on top of the salad. Serves 4.

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The best!
by: Garrett

Best ever!!! Nobody should miss out on eating these!

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Great cook.
by: Mike Reynolds

Always does a nice job at the grill, vote for Jamie!

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Best burgers in the valley!
by: Susan Wayland

I've had these at the company picnic! Almost like foie gras!

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My wife makes the best burger ever!
by: Kevin Miller

She's making them again this weekend and I can't wait!

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Now that's a burger!
by: Joan C

Looks great - can't wait to give it a try!

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Fantastic
by: Anonymous

Can't wait to try this out on the 4th of July weekend. My friends will be so impresed.

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YUM!!
by: Anonymous

These look FANTASTIC! Can't wait to try them for a July 4th cookout! Best of luck to you, Jamie!

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5 Stars!
by: Julie B.

Looks delicious! Good luck!! :)

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5 Stars!
by: Julie B.

Looks delicious! Good luck!! :)

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Can't wait to make these!
by: Jenny B.

Definitely a dish for 4th of July weekend!

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Looks Delish!
by: susan

Some tasty flavors in there!

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Great Combinations
by: Judy

What a great burger with fabulous ingredient combinations.

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Mmmmmmmmmmm!
by: Pat

Great sounding recipe, Jamie. Good luck!

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My mouth is watering!
by: Anonymous

Your burger looks so yummy. I want to reach into my computer and grab a burger and take a bite.

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AMAZING!
by: Laurie

You Got Five Stars from me Jamie! Good Luck!

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YUM
by: Alvin

Too good for words.

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Just Changed
by: Carole R

I just changed the menu for my July 4th cookout

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Yum
by: Anonymous

Those look very tasty- yum!

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Delicious....
by: Anonymous

looking recipe

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Mouth watering!
by: Joe

Haven't tasted them yet, but just by reading the ingredients, my mouth is watering!

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I´m hungry now
by: Torsten (Germany)

Oh my god!!! Wow - people should come to Napa for this Burger, not for the wine... It sounds and looks sooooo delicious. Must be a lifechanging event to try it.
Keep going Jamie!!!

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OMG Burger!
by: Anonymous

Wow, what a gourmet delight! It may be a little messy, but aren't all great burgers that way?
This is a very impressive burger. Celia

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Best Damn Burger I've Ever Had
by: AKRAY

Its worth repeating... I tried this burger and its the absolute best I've ever had.

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Love a messy burger!
by: Anonymous

This treat combines three of my favorite things: burger, brie and caesar salad. And I love to mix up my food to this is right up my alley. Nice job, brioche babe!

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Burger Heaven
by: C Gill

When I go to Heaven I will be ordering this Burger because I know it will be on the menu. Caesar-Bacon-Brie Burgers On Brioche Oh My!

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Don't let the long list of ingredients fool you...
by: Andy

Once you have all of your ingredients these burgers come together quickly. Well worth the effort and a fantastic savory sandwich.

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Looks yummy!
by: Anonymous

Love the brie and bacon!

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