Beef Burger with Syrah Jus

The Lanzerac Syrah 2015 is the first Syrah from Lanzerac in more than 10 years. It delivers a good extraction of deep colour and aromas of white pepper, coriander, fynbos and red wine poached plums. The complex palate shows layers of ripe red and black berries with an undertone of savouriness. Enjoy this burger paired with Lanzerac’s Syrah.


Beef patties:
500g beef mince
10 ml ground coriander
5 ml ground cumin
Handful of fresh chopped coriander
1 granny smith apple grated
Salt and pepper

Pesto Greek yogurt:
1 cup Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons basil pesto

Syrah jus:
½ cup of Lanzerac Syrah
½ cup beef stock
1 clove of garlic
50 ml butter


Mix the beef patty ingredients in a large bowl. Season.
Divide into 4 equal sized balls. Shape into patties and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Brush the patties with oil and cook for 6 minutes on each side on a hot griddle pan or braai.
Set aside to rest for 10 minutes.
To make the Syrah jus: Bring the wine, stock and garlic to a boil and reduce until it is half the volume, then add the butter and whisk in.
Smear the buns with the pesto Greek yogurt and layer with lettuce, tomato, onion and gherkins.
Drizzle the Syrah jus over and enjoy!!

Buy the Lanzerac Syrah 2015 Here

Recipe developed and image supplied by Elmarie Berry