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Fig-Glazed Burgers with Red Onion Jam

Total time 52 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Don't skip topping burgers with fig preserves before adding the cheese. It adds a wonderful sweet touch that's great with the tartness of the Red Onion Jam.

Ingredients

  • RED ONION JAM
  • 4 cups thinly sliced red onions (about 2 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • CHEESEBURGERS
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground round
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 4 (1/2-oz.) Muenster cheese slices
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 395
  • fat 13.9 g
  • satfat 5.7 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 1.6 g
  • protein 33.8 g
  • carbohydrate 36.1 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 75 mg
  • iron 3.3 mg
  • sodium 696 mg
  • calcium 190 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare Onion Jam: Sauté onions in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in sugar, vinegar, and thyme. Cover and cook 10 minutes or until onion is very tender. Keep warm.

  2. Prepare Burgers: Coat cold cooking grate of grill with vegetable cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Gently stir together ground round and next 3 ingredients. Shape mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

  3. Grill patties, covered with grill lid, 5 minutes on each side. Top with preserves and cheese; grill 2 minutes or until beef is no longer pink in center and cheese is melted. Serve burgers on buns with desired amount of Red Onion Jam.