Hoosier Burger with Bacon-Onion Jam

By Chef Bryan Ferreira

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Serves: 4
Makes: Bacon-Onion Jam, 2 Cups
Prep Time: Hoosier Burger, 15 minutes; Bacon-Onion Jam, 15 minutes
Cook Time: Hoosier Burger, 10 minutes; Bacon-Onion Jam, 25 minutes

Burger Directions

Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Form the ground beef into 6-ounce burger patties.

Season each side of the burger with salt and pepper.

Place the burger on the cast iron skillet and cook for 3 minutes before turning.

Cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 155˚F. Top each burger with a slice of cheese.

Remove from heat and layer the toppings and the burger on the toasted bun.

Finally, apply a hearty amount of bacon-onion jam over top the burger.


Bacon-Onion Jam Directions

In a medium saucepan, cook the diced bacon over medium heat until most of the fat is rendered.

Add in the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring often.

Reduce heat to low, add in the remainder of the ingredients and continue to cook for 7-8 minutes until mixture resembles a jam-like consistency.

Remove from the stove and allow to cool for an hour. Place into a container, cover and place into the refrigerator.