Bacon Jam Burger

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When it comes to burgers, the BBQ Bacon Jam Burger stands out for its depth of flavor and mouth watering toppings. This isn’t just another beef patty on a bun; it’s an expertly crafted blend of Dartagnan Ground Beef, BBQ seasoning, pimento cheese, and a homemade BBQ bacon jam. With a minimal prep time of 15 minutes and cooking time that doesn’t exceed 35 minutes, this burger is convenient to make. It’s an excellent choice for weekend grilling, family get-togethers, or even a quiet evening meal. With a combination of sweet, tangy, smoky, and hearty elements, this burger ticks all the flavor boxes. If you’re looking for a dish that will impress both yourself and your guests, this BBQ Bacon Jam Burger is a top-notch option.

Why You’ll Love Bacon Jam Burger

  • Flavor Depth: This burger combines several layers of flavor, thanks to the BBQ seasoning on the Dartagnan Ground Beef and the homemade BBQ bacon jam. The richness of the bacon jam adds a multifaceted taste that elevates the whole burger.
  • Easy Preparation: With straightforward steps and common kitchen items, this burger is simple to put together. The recipe is divided into manageable sections for the burger, the jam, and the pimento cheese, making it easy to follow.
  • Customizable Cooking: The recipe allows for adjustments based on your preferred level of doneness for the beef. Whether you like it medium-rare or well-done, the choice is yours.
  • Multiple Textures: Between the juicy beef patty, creamy pimento cheese, and slightly chunky bacon jam, this burger offers a satisfying variety of textures. Each bite delivers something different, making for an enjoyable eating process.
  • Suitable for Various Occasions: This burger fits well in a casual family dinner setting but can also serve as the star dish in a more formal meal. Its versatility makes it adaptable to different dining situations.

What You Need To Make Bacon Jam Burger

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Grill
  • Resting Plate
  • Stock pot

Ingredients You Need To Make Bacon Jam Burger

For the Burger

  • Dartagnan Ground Beef
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • BBQ seasoning

For the BBQ Bacon Jam

  • Bacon, thinly sliced
  • Large onion, diced
  • Pinch of salt
  • BBQ seasoning
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar

For the Pimento Cheese

  • Cream cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Jar pimentos, drained
  • Mayo
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper

How To Make Bacon Jam Burger

For the Burger

Mix the three seasonings together.

Form 2 burger patties and sprinkle the season on both sides of the burger.

Heat the grill up to 500 degrees.

Cook the burger to your liking. The recommended time is 3-4 minutes per side for medium to medium-rare.

Remove and let sit for 5 minutes, then assemble your burger.

For the Bacon Jam

  1. Add the bacon and onions to a stock pot over medium/low heat.
  2. Cook until the onions are caramelized and the bacon is completely cooked.
  3. Remove the bacon and onions, drain the fat and add them back to the pot.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Remove from heat and place in a container.

For the Pimento Cheese

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Best after an hour. Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use different ground meat?

While Dartagnan Ground Beef is recommended for the intended flavor, you can use other ground meats, but note that this will alter the taste of the burger.

Can I make the Bacon Jam ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the jam in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

What can I substitute for pimentos in the cheese?

You can use diced red bell peppers as a substitute, but it might change the flavor slightly.

Can I cook the burger on a stovetop instead of a grill?

Yes, you can use a stovetop, but you may miss out on the smoky flavor that grilling provides.

Bacon Jam Burger

When it comes to burgers, the Bacon Jam Burger stands out for its depth of flavor and mouth watering toppings.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 2122kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • grill
  • Resting Plate
  • Stock Pot

Ingredients

Ingredients: Burger

  • 1 lb Dartagnan Ground Beef
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp bbq seasoning

Ingredients: BBQ Bacon Jam

  • 1 lb of bacon thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp BBQ Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

Ingredients: Pimento Cheese

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 4 oz jar pimentos drained
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

How To Make The Burgers:

  • Mix the three seasonings together.
  • Form 2 burger patties and sprinkle the season on both sides of the burger.
  • Heat the grill up to 500 degrees.
  • Cook the burger to your likeness. Im a med-med/rare. 3-4 minutes per side for this temp.
  • Remove. Let sit for 5 minutes and assemble your burger.

How To Make The BBQ Jam:

  • Add the bacon and onions to a stock pot over med/low heat.
  • Cook until the onions are caramelized, and bacon is completely cooked.
  • Remove the bacon and onions, drain the fat and add the bacon/onions back to the
  • pot.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat and place in a container.

How To Make The Pimento Cheese:

  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Best after an hour. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 burger | Calories: 2122kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 121g | Fat: 154g | Saturated Fat: 70g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 43g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 401mg | Sodium: 6851mg | Potassium: 1086mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 3031IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 1084mg | Iron: 8mg
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If you’re a fan of burgers with layers of flavor and texture, the BBQ Bacon Jam Burger is an excellent choice. The Dartagnan Ground Beef offers a rich base, and the homemade BBQ bacon jam adds a sweet and smoky nuance. Add in the creamy pimento cheese, and you’ve got a burger that satisfies on multiple levels. It’s not only delicious but also straightforward to make, which is great for both beginners and experienced cooks. With adaptable cooking times to suit your preferred level of doneness and a reasonable preparation and cooking time, this burger can easily become a regular feature on your grill menu.

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