Pub Burgers with Caramelized Onion Jam
Makes 4 servings
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose barbeque seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 cup American lager-style beer
- 4 brioche burger buns
- 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- Caramelized Onion Jam (recipe below)
- Leaf lettuce
- Thick slices of tomato
- 1-1/2 to 2 pounds red onions
- 2 tablespoon canola or other neutral oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup American lager-style beer
- 3/4 cup cider vinegar
CARAMELIZED ONION JAM
Makes 1-1/2 cups
Cut onions in half and then slice very thinly.
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add the onions, thyme, and a few grinds of black pepper.
Sauté for about 10 to 15 minutes until the onions begin to color.
Stir in the brown sugar, beer, and vinegar then simmer until liquid has reduced by half.
Reduce to low heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 30 to 35 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and let cool.
Make onion jam first
Crumble ground beef into a large bowl and add the barbeque seasoning, thyme, and beer. Toss mixture until combined.
Shape into four patties slightly larger than the buns. Refrigerate if not cooking immediately.
Grill burgers over high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium. Remove from grill and let rest while you toast and prepare your buns.
While the burgers are cooking, brush the inside of each bun lightly with butter and place cut side down on the grill. Remove buns when toasted; about 2 to 3 minutes. Keep warm.
Serve burgers on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato and a huge dollop of Caramelized Onion Jam.