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 Bacon Jam
 Grilled Hamburger
2 lbs thick-cut bacon (cut into 1⁄2 inch pieces) 2 large sweet onions (thinly diced)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup room temperature water
1⁄2 cup fresh-brewed strong coffee 1⁄2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
In a large skillet, cook bacon on medium heat for 10-13 minutes.
Use a strainer spoon to remove bacon from the grease and put to the side. Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from skillet. (Tip:Keep excess bacon grease in a mason jar for later use.)
Add the diced sweet onions to your skillet and sweat the onions for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the brown sugar to the onions and mix until the sugar is melted. Drop temperature to low heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
To the sugared onions add; bacon, water and coffee, mix well. Raise temperature to medium heat. Cook onions for 30 minutes, gently stirring every 5 minutes until the onions are a jam-like consistency.
Take skillet off the heat and add balsamic vinegar to the skillet and gently mix.
Serve hot or refrigerate for later use.
2 lbs ground chuck
1 pack onion soup mix
2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 large eggs
3 dashes Worcestershire
IIn a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, making sure that the eggs are mixed into the meat well.
ISeparate the hamburger meat mixture into 1⁄4 lb sections. IPatty out the burgers and put a small, thumb-sized
indention into the center of the patty.
IPlace the patties onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper and place in your freezer so that the patties can set.
IPreheat your grill to 350-375 degrees.
IGrill your hamburgers 3-4 minutes allowing your burgers
to get good grill marks.
IGently flip your burger. Cook for 2-3 minutes for rare, 4-5 minutes for medium rare, and 6-7 minutes for medium well.
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