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Fig-Glazed Burgers with Red Onion Jam

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.

Southern Living JULY 2010

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 395
  • Fat: 13.9g
  • Saturated fat: 5.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Protein: 33.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.1g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 696mg
  • Calcium: 190mg