Fig-Glazed Burgers with Red Onion Jam
Adapted from Southern LivingRed Onion Jam
4 cups thinly sliced red onions (about 2 medium)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Vegetable cooking spray
1 1/2 pounds ground round
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons fig preserves (approximately)
4 (1/2 oz.) Muenster cheese slices
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1. Prepare Onion Jam: Saute onions in hot oil in a large nonstick skilled over medium-high heat 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is very tender. Keep warm. (You can also make this ahead of time and heat up before serving).
2. Prepare Burgers: Coat cold cooking grate of grill with vegetable cooking spray and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350 to 400 degrees (medium-high) heat. Gently stir together ground round, one egg, fresh oregano, salt and garlic powder. Shape mixture into 4 (1/2-inch thick) patties.
3. Grill patties, covered with grill lid*, 5 minutes on each side. Top with preserves and cheese; grill 2 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in center and cheese is melted. Serve burgers on buns with desired amount of Red Onion Jam.
*If you are grilling impaired like me try out a Grill Pan...it works great!
We served the burgers with corn on the cob!
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