The Lure Burger with Caramelized Onion-and-Bacon Jam

February 2010
The Lure Burger with Caramelized Onion-and-Bacon Jam

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People's Choice Winner at Rach's New York City Burger Bash 2009.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 35 mins

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large white onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 4 crusty rolls, split and toasted
  • 4 dill pickles, shaved into ribbons
  1. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce; season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat a grill pan to high. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Arrange the bacon on a parchment-paper-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake in the oven until crisp, 30 to 35 minutes; drain. Finely chop, then transfer to a medium bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and golden-brown, 15 to 20 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Add to the bacon.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef and mustard; season with salt and pepper. Shape into 4 patties. Grill, turning once, for about 10 minutes for medium; during the last 2 minutes of cooking, top each patty with a cheese slice. Place each patty on a roll bottom, then top with some of the onion-and-bacon jam, ketchup-mayo sauce, pickles and a roll top.