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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Make Your Burgers, But Try This Too!

Everyone can make a good hamburger, but sometimes there is more to a great burger. For it is what you put on it, that makes it an even better burger. Now, I'm not talking about seasoning, I'm talking about toppings or better, the condiments.
Now, I'm not talking about ketchup and mustard. They are far too common, but what I am talking about has flavor and brings a whole new meaning to the world of burgers. So, without further ado, here are two recipes to make your good burgers into first class great burgers.

Onion Marmalade

1 c. White onion, chopped
1 c. Red onion, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp. Oil
1/4 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper
Dash of ground cloves
2 tbsp. Cider vinegar

Saute onions in oil in a saucepan, over medium-low heat for one hour or until very tender stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining ingredients. Reduce heat.
Continue to cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 25-30 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Allow to cool completely, before serving on the burgers.

Black Onion Jam

1 red onion
1 c. Balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp. Brown sugar

Cut onion into thin strips. Combine with balsamic and brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook 30-40 minutes, until the balsamic reaches a syrup consistency. Serve warm on the burgers.
Chef's note: This is also great on steaks as well.

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