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Chuckwagon Goat Cheese Burgers with Onion Jam

Chuckwagon Goat Cheese Burgers with Onion Jam

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 45 mins
  • Grill 18 mins

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You can make the Onion Jam up to 2 days ahead of time for these juicy grilled beef burgers.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • Onion Jam (see recipe below)
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (chevre)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 12 slices Texas toast
  • Goat cheese (optional)
  • Golden tomato wedges (optional)


  1. Combine the ground beef, half of the Onion Jam, the 4 ounces goat cheese, the salt, and the red pepper in a large mixing bowl. Divide mixture into 6 portions and form each portion into a patty about 1 inch thick.
  2. Place burger patties on the lightly oiled rack of the grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 18 to 23 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 160 degree F, turning burgers once halfway through grilling.
  3. Grill the Texas toast, if desired. Spread 6 slices with some of the remaining Onion Jam and top each with a grilled burger patty. Top with additional goat cheese, if desired. Top with the remaining Texas toast slices. Serve with any remaining Onion Jam and, if desired, golden tomato wedges. Makes 6 burgers.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare the Onion Jam for the burgers up to 2 days in advance. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Onion Jam


  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar


  1. Heat cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add yellow and red onions, thinly sliced; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Stir in chopped green onions; cook onion mixture for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add balsamic vinegar and packed brown sugar; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove from heat. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Makes about 1-1/3 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Chuckwagon Goat Cheese Burgers with Onion Jam)

Servings Per Recipe 6, fiber (g) 3, Fat, total (g) 29, carb. (g) 44, sat. fat (g) 11, chol. (mg) 104, pro. (g) 37, cal. (kcal) 597, calcium (mg) 141, iron (mg) 5, sodium (mg) 1047, vit. A (IU) 146, vit. C (mg) 9

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