2007 Syrah – Beef and Lamb Burgers with Tamarind-Herb Aioli

2007 Syrah – Our 2007 Syrah is a rich, full-bodied wine with notes of black cherries and cocoa. Elegant tannins deliver a long, bright finish. Enjoy now or age three to five years.

Beef and Lamb Burgers with Tamarind-Herb Aioli

serves 4

¾ lb ground beef
¼ lb ground lamb
¾ cup fresh parsley
¼ cup fresh cilantro
1 shallot
1T tamarind (wet) – available in Asian markets
2 tsp garlic salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cumin
½ cup mayonnaise
4 buns of choice
1 tomato sliced (if desired)

Mix ground beef and lamb.

In a blender – blend parsley, cilantro, shallot, tamarind, garlic salt, cinnamon, cumin. Add ¾ of herb mixture to meat. Mix together and form into 4 patties.

Add mayo to the remaining herb mixture – refrigerate.

Grill patties on medium high for approx 10 minutes – until done. Grill buns for a couple of minutes- spread with herb mayo.

Top with meat and fresh tomato if desired.