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Juicy Burger with Prune Onion Jam

Dripping with fresh melted blue cheese and loaded with our Prune Onion Jam, this burger is hard to beat during the summer months.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword onion, prunes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author CA Grown

Ingredients

For the Prune Onion Jam

  • 3 T extra virgin oilve oil
  • 2 medium sweet onions, diced
  • 1 T fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/4 t salt and pepper, each
  • 1/2 C chicken broth
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 2 T honey
  • 3 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 C diced prunes

For the Burgers

  • 1 lb. ground beef, formed into patties
  • 2 T mayonnaise
  • 1 whole tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 C fresh blue cheese
  • 4 whole lettuce leaves
  • 4 whole hamburger buns, split and toasted

Instructions

For the Prune Onion Jam

  • Add the olive oil to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the onions and fresh thyme. Add salt and pepper and stir to combine. Stir for several minutes until onions are softened and becoming translucent.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir over medium/low heat until the liquid is nearly evaporated and the onions are caramelized, up to 15 minutes.
  • Allow jam to cool in the pan and transfer to a container. Store in fridge for up to two weeks.

For the Burgers

  • Form the beef into 4, 1/4 lb. pattys. Dust with salt and pepper. Cook over a hot flame, flipping half way through. Once flipped, add the blue cheese to the patty and allow to cook through and the cheese to melt.
  • Remove the patty from the flame and allow to rest for a minute.
  • Slather the bottom bun with 1/2 T of mayo. Add the juicy burger and then top it with the prune onion jam. Next add the tomato and lettuce leaf and add the top bun and enjoy!