Cowboy Style Burger

Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

Dry Rub

  • 2 Tbsp Orange Dolce® Super Sweet Baby Bell Pepper, dehydrated & ground
  • 2 Tbsp Red Dolce® Super Sweet Baby Bell Pepper, dehydrated & ground
  • 2 Tbsp Yellow Dolce® Super Sweet Baby Bell Pepper, dehydrated & ground
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Smoked garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cracked black pepper

** Optional 1 Gusto® Mixed Hot Pepper, split/seeded

Roasted Allegro® Tomatoes

  • 24 – 36 Allegro® Tomatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil


  • 2 lbs Extra lean beef, lamb, bison or turkey (or Portobello mushroom)
  • 2 Tbsp Grainy mustard


  • Applewood cheddar
  • 1 Head Delicato® Fresh Butter Lettuce

Roasted Maestro® Sweet Bell Pepper Mayo

  • 1 Cup Red, yellow or orange Maestro® Sweet Bell Pepper
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • Black pepper

Pickled Red Onions

  • 2 Whole red onions
  • 1 Cup Red wine vinegar
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • ½ Cup Flat leaf parsley, chopped

A great burger that incorporates a number of Windset products: Dolce® Super Sweet Baby Bell pepper dry rub, Maestro® Sweet Bell pepper mayo, our Delicato® Fresh Butter lettuce and our oven-roasted Allegro® tomatoes. Don’t add any salt to the rub but always season meat with sea salt or kosher salt prior to seasoning with the rub.


  1. To create dry rub, dehydrate all Dolce® super sweet baby bell peppers and combine dehydrated pieces with garlic powder, smoked garlic powder and cracked black pepper, using a mortar & pestle or coffee grinder (add a Gusto® mixed hot pepper for extra kick).
  2. To roast Allegro® tomatoes, preheat oven to 225°F. Halve Allegro® tomatoes top to bottom. Season with kosher salt and black pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet (cut side up) and roast 2 – 4 hours (depending on oven). Do NOT char.
  3. Combine choice of meat with grainy mustard in a bowl. Form into patties approximately 1-inch thick and 5 inches across.
  4. To make the roasted Maestro® sweet bell pepper Mayo, pre-heat oven to 400°F. Place Maestro® sweet bell pepper until smooth.
  5. Cut red onions in half, top to bottom, and in half again (slicing thinly). Boil red wine vinegar with sugar and kosher salt, add onions and turn off heat. Cool and chop in flat leaf parsley.
  6. Grill patties until cooked through and melt Applewood smoked cheddar on top. Spread pepper mayo on bun, top with roasted Allegro® tomatoes and pickled onions. Add Delicato® fresh butter lettuce to bottom of burger bun and add patty.