A friend, and yummytruth reader, told me about an onion jam she makes while I was going on about my love for fig jam. I had never had onion jam and never thought about making my own jam but the way she described it, “just throw some of x, some of y and z in the pan and let it do it’s thing” I couldn’t resist but try since it sounded so simple.
The onion jam recipe tastes great with a variety of things, cheese, sandwiches but I had it with a burger. I named it TD Burger, with seasoned ground sirloin, some spinach to make me feel healthy and creamy goat cheese, on toasted Challah bread; it is too good to share.
The recipe is not only gratifying in flavour but when it’s cooking it the onions are beautiful in colour and the smell of the wine is mouth-watering. So if you want to impress a special someone, or instead of having something baking when you have an open house, or if you want to give a special gift, make some jam!
Live, Love, Eat!
- 0.5 lb ground sirloin
- 1/4 onion, grated
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon sage
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 egg, beaten
- salt & pepper
- 2 Challah bread rolls
- Honey Dijon Mustard
- Goat Cheese
- Baby Spinach
- 2 Medium red onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 cup red wine
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- Mix the ground sirloin with onions, paprika, sage., Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt & pepper, before adding the egg.
- Turn on the frying pan and spray with cooking spray over medium heat, while making the burger patties in your hand gently.
- For medium burgers cook for 3 minutes on each side.
- Toast the Challah bread and assemble your burger with the other ingredients. Don’t forget your onion jam.
- In a medium saute pan, heat the oil and butter over medium to high heat.
- Add onions and season with salt and pepper for about 5 minutes before adding the wine.
- Lower the heat to medium until the wine is reduced (about 10 minutes)
- Meanwhile in a separate small pan add honey on a high heat for a few minutes before adding the balsamic vinegar and simmer.
- Once most of the wine is gone, add the honey mixture to the onions, and let it “do its thing” over a low heat for 10-15 minutes.
- Transfer to a jar and let it cool.
- Feel free to try this recipe with different types of onions, different wines or different vinegars to create new combinations.