2020 Sutterhome Build a Burger Contest $30,000 Prize

Happy Apple Day Swiss Burger

This Burger recipe was the winner of the 2020 Sutterhome build a better burger contest The Grand prize was $30,000 won by Susan M. The burger incorporates Braeburn apple and Gruyere cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6



  • 2 pounds grass fed, organic ground beef
  • 1 Braeburn apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 9 ounces Gruyere cheese, thinly sliced
  • 6 prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 6 brioche buns, toasted
  • 3 braeburn apples, cored and thily sliced

Celebration Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Sutter Home Moscato
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper



  • Gently mix ground beef, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 finely chopped Braeburn apple and 1 ½ teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
  • Divide burger mixture into 6 equal portions, and divide each of those into 2 more portions (12 total) then flatten out to about 3 ½-inches
  • Place 1 folded up piece of prosciutto and ½ ounce slice Gruyere cheese on 6 patties and mold the top patty onto filled patty, pinching sides to seal well
  • Cook burgers on prepared grill on medium-high heat for approximately 5 minutes on the first side then flip
  • Place cheese on the burgers and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes when cheese is melted or until desired doneness
  • Toast buns slightly

Celebration Sauce:

  • Whisk all sauce ingredients together – then set aside


  • Slather sauce on bun and place apple slices and patty on top then add top bun – serve and enjoy!


For more information on this burger and Sutterhomes Build a Better Burger Contest CLICK HERE
Keyword grill, hamburgers

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