Fig-Glazed Burgers with Red Onion Jam

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.


Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Total time: 52 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 52 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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
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


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.