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Elevated Cheeseburger

Elevated Cheeseburger
Recipe Date:
February 15, 2023
Serving Size:
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Imperial (US)
Summer wouldn’t be complete without burgers. The creamy Brie and crispy bacon take this classic up a notch. The fresh, homemade tomato jam, elevates ketchup in the best way possible. Tip: Season your burger patties generously and sear both sides well to lock in the juices. Serve with a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 4 slices brie
  • 4 slices peppered bacon
  • 1 small head little gem or butter lettuce
  • 4 brioche hamburger buns
  • Tomato jam (recipe follows)
  • For the Tomato Jam:
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 lbs ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsps apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Make the tomato jam by combining all ingredients in a large heavy-bottomed pot. Simmer over medium-low heat for about 1.5 hours, until it forms a jammy consistency. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and store in an airtight container.
  2. Cook bacon over medium heat in a large saute pan, until brown and crisp. Set aside.
  3. Heat grill to medium-high.
  4. Form ground beef into 4 equal patties. Salt and pepper both sides to taste.
  5. Brush grill lightly with olive oil. Place patties over the hot grates and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Near the end of cooking, place one slice of brie on top of each patty. Add the brioche buns to the grill at this time. Close grill to melt cheese and toast rolls.
  6. Build the burgers: Top each half of the brioche buns with a leaf or two of lettuce, followed by the patty, bacon, a big dollop of the tomato jam, and the other half of the bun. Serve immediately.


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