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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Blue Cheese Burgers with Bacon Jam

There truly are no words to describe the utter deliciousness, the wonder and amazement of a giant juicy burger stuffed with blue cheese and then slathered in bacon jam. If I don't have your attention and your mouth is not should schedule an appointment with a therapist..........cuz you got issues!! ;)

Please don't be intimidated......there is nothing to making this burger or the jam!! And we all know that bacon goes good with anything. I'm surprised there's not like Lucky Charms with bacon or something?? Hey......maybe I should contact the cereal company....I might be on to something!! Oh......and btw......that's a whole wheat bun.....for the healthyness factor.....hahahahaha!!

For the Burgers:
2 lbs ground beef
1 tsp salt
1-2 tsp pepper
6 Tbls blue cheese

Mix ground beef with salt and pepper. Divide meat into 6 equally sized balls. Divide eat meatball in half and flatten out. Spoon 1 Tbls of blue cheese into the center of the flattened beef patty. Place the other half of the flattened meat patty on the one with blue cheese and push sides together so you don't see any blue cheese. Repeat until you have made 6 patties. BBQ or bake in the oven until desired doneness. Top with your favorite burger toppings and the bacon jam recipe below!!

Bacon Jam:

1 lb good-quality bacon
1 small onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup coffee, cola or beer (I used Dr Pepper and it was AWESOME!!)
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey

Roughly chop the bacon and cook it in a heavy pot; transfer to a bowl using a slotted spoon, draining off most of the drippings. Saute the onion and garlic cloves in the rest for 5 minutes, until soft and starting to turn golden.
Return the bacon to the pan, add the brown sugar, coffee soda or beer and maple syrup. Cook over medium heat for half an hour, or until deep golden and thickened to the consistency of jam.