Cheeseburgers with Onion Jam and Bacon

One of my favorite restaurants, Coco’s, has a burger that they’re known for. They change their menu seasonally, which I love, but the burger remains on the menu year round. It honestly doesn’t have that many ingredients, it’s just the way it’s prepared that makes it special.

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The onions are cooked down with a bit of sugar for 45 minutes, and become so sweet they’re almost like jam.

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Make sure you salt and pepper the hell out of the burgers before you cook them. It makes the crust on the outside super flavorful.

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Boursin cheese is one of my favorites. I dip pretzels in it, vegetables, crackers, the list goes on. When you’re putting it on the burger, make sure it’s not piping hot. This cheese is really soft, so if the burger is too hot it will all melt off.

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This burger really did taste just like the one I love from Coco’s. It’s really rich, but it’s also ridiculously good.

If anyone tries this recipe, leave a comment or email me! I would love to hear your thoughts.

PS- Happy Halloween!

Cheeseburgers with Onion Jam and Bacon

serves 4

4 raw hamburger patties

8 tbsp boursin cheese

6 large white onions, peeled and sliced

4 tbsp sugar

salt and pepper

4 tbsp butter

hamburger buns

8 strips of bacon

2 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees for the bacon. When it’s preheated, bake the bacon on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet for about 15 minutes, or until crispy. When they’re cool enough to touch, tear the bacon strips in half and set aside.

Heat 3 tbsp of butter in a medium sized pan over medium heat, and add onions. Salt and pepper the onions liberally, and stir around. Once they’ve started to turn color, add the sugar, turn the heat down to medium-low and caramelize the onions for 45 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes.

Heat 3 tbsp of olive oil plus 1 tbsp of butter in a saute pan over medium high heat. Add the burger patties and cook for 5-6 minutes per side, or until they’re cooked through. If you prefer your burgers rare, you can definitely cook them for less time, or if you like them on the well-done side, then cook them longer.

To assemble, place the burger on the bottom side of a bun, spread 2 tbsp of boursin cheese on top, followed by 2 pieces of bacon and topped with the onion jam.

Serve immediately.

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