3-piece harmony bacon double-cheddar burgers with fried apple rings and sweet & # 39; sassy grilled onion jam

When things get tough, they head hard to the grill to breathe in the warm sunshine and the fresh air and chain this breathtaking masterpiece! I'm the most humble person you could possibly meet … – but just this time … – I want to pat my little self, on my little back, with my little hands in my little barbecue pan … and admit it … – DANG I REALLY ROCKED IT! The kind people in Johnsonville sent us some coupons for free product and the first one used was for their new Grillers because they are just SMOKIN & # 39; HOT gooood !! They had sent us some to try again when they first came out and we LOVED them! But this time I decided to go all pigs wild and just get us a little cheerful time – therapy in the kitchen and on the deck – go for bread – cover them out – couple in the mouth – indulge in a dime time !! And these turned out "FABULOUS !!" I really don't care about the word "fabulous". I really don't. I guess that's because it became popular to say, and the people who used it usually sounded pretentious, but I can tell you what it does really fits those burgers and without an OUNCE of pretension! They are really pr. Definition absolutely wonderful fabulous!!! They grill up so beautifully with professional-looking barbecue marks and sunset color in the summer, are nicely thick not wimpy, incredibly juicy and have such an unexpected quality, flavor and texture that you never get from deformed chops. I love how practical they are so give them extra time to play and spend time having fun and creating toppings for your heart's desire instead of spending so much time on them! They are just the perfect party patty !!

I decided to call these “3-piece harmony burgers” because I made these in three parts. I started "part one" with an idea to make an "onion" jam as the main spice with a touch of barbecue sauce, balsamic vinegar and a hint of cinnamon! Start with the thick slices of onions, just toss with butter, oil and a bit of "this and that" and bring to a simulation in a small saucepan …


… and after 30 minutes, VERY sweet and lightly caramelized onions to start our jam!


Then I just stirred in some barbecue sauce, sweet aged balsamic vinegar and a dash of cinnamon …


At this point, you can either just do as I preferred the texture was and use the side of your spoon and cut the onion to a desired chunkiness state, or you can add this mixture to a small food processor and pulse for a more mixed texture. I was about to do this with a bit of chunkiness this time. But both sides, really, would have been just as delicious. It is simply a matter of texture and preference consistency for what you use it for.

I suspect "part two" and "part three" can be replaced, either you can grill the cookies and heat them up and add the cheese later (which I did) and fry the apple slices last. Or you can fry the apple slices and keep them warm in a low, warm oven while grilling the cookies and topping with cheese. Whichever you prefer to do, I'm sure it would be just fine, but roasting the apples takes longer, and I prefer that things like that don't sit around to get soft and weeping. Plus, I had to hit the clouds, possible rain and the evening darkness quickly come to be able to grill and finish on time and get a few shots so you could see. But in hindsight, I think I would still do it in the same order that it worked so very well, so just a tip.

So next is the Johnsonville Bacon Cheddar Grillers! Getting close to being done!


They plump up and get such a beautiful color, right? !!! And here's a quick photo of it all! Be grateful for that there is no such thing as "smell-o-vision" yet, because slinging on the keyboard is does not a good thing for your computer !!


I covered them and set them aside to be heated later with cheese as these are heated very well without boiling and drying.

Next and the last of our 3-part harmony are the fried apple rings !! I made my simple beer dough with some cinnamon added and they came out shockingly delicious !! Let's face it, they would be good, I mean seriously. I just didn't expect them to be THIS well, you know what i mean? Wowzers !!!!

Because of the juices, when things sputtered a bit, I just used my screen protector to control the mess. Recommended, but definitely not necessary.


But most of the time they didn't need it, and the sweet, early autumn aroma of tart apples and cinnamon flowed through the kitchen, spilling out into the rest of the house like a warm, cozy, flannel blanket of heavenly goodness as they sewed and bubbled away !!!


Rest peacefully and humming, warming their voices getting ready singWhile the grilled bacon cheddar patties are reheating with a few thick slices of white cheddar!


Can't you just smell them ?? !!! All I can say, I'm not big on boiled apples, and don't really care for apple pie myself, but these…. OH !! – – – MYYYYYY !!!! (I will definitely double the apples next time to enjoy topped with foam of ice cream with my homemade caramel sauce and some sea salt for dessert later !! Whipped cream can just sneak, it's also way into the dream boat sundae! 😉)


Now combine the Bacon Cheddar Grillers with the fried apple slices, extra bacon and white cheddar, and top with the sweet caramelized bbqed onion jam… .and… .oh, yes. It's 3-part harmony as angelic as Crosby, Stills and Nash !!! So "teach your kids" too, so they learn to cook for themselves and not cave to fast food drive-thrus! And even starting with a little help, like these non-greasy, low-fat, lean and tasty, healthy "other white meat" patties, is a VERY tasty start and a busy chef's best friend! These memorable burgers are even easier to make with onion jams made ahead of time. * And I always bake a whole kilo of bacon package the day I buy it and store it wrapped in a piece of paper towel and a freezer ziploc for use when I need it. Always handy and ready to just toss in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to get crispy and soar again!


So enjoy the last sweet days of summer and plan a last barbecue with good friends, friendly neighbors, great conversation and fabulous food!! Snowflakes are just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to turn up the grill one last time at the end of the season's barbecue base, celebrating Labor Day weekend just around the corner! So hope you enjoy this as much as we did !! Roasting more apples is definitely on mine agenda and hope it tops your list too !!


Serves 4

For Barbecued Onion Jam:

2 Tbl. real butter

1/2 Tbl. rapeseed or vegetable oil

2 medium onions, peeled, halved and thick slices

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 tsp. sugar

1/8 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper

2 Tbl. Sweet Baby Ray's original barbecue sauce

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. balsamic vinegar

For the battery:

1 cup flour

1 cup of beer

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. sugar

The rest of the ingredients:

2 large Granny Smith apples, thick slices in 12 slices in total minus ends and non-skinned, centers cut out with a small sharp 1 or biscuit or cookie cutter

4 Johnsonville Bacon Cheddar Grillers, room temp.

4 thick slices of crisp white cheddar cheese, I used Sargentos

8 slices of crispy-cooked lean thick bacon, cut in half if desired

4-8 large crisp lettuce leaves or as desired

4 large Kaiser rolls or any sturdy bakery style, toasted

(oil for frying the apple slices)


In small to medium saucepans, melt butter with oil, add onion, salt, sugar and pepper to onion jam. Heat to low, and stir and fold occasionally for 30 minutes, until very soft. Stir in bbq sauce, cinnamon and balsamic vinegar and saute 1 minute more. Remove it from the heat and leave it covered or the lid well ventilated.

Hot grill for HIGH heat. When the grill is hot, place cookies on oiled grill, close lid and turn down heat to medium. Grill for 5-6 minutes. Turn and grill until done, with lid closed, another 5-6 minutes. * All grills vary, so these times are approximate. Remove burgers on plate and cover loosely to keep warm and allow to rest.

Beat the dough ingredients in a small bowl. Turn apples on their sides and slice the tops and bottoms. Then cut into thick slices that get 6 slices per. Apple. Cut out centers with a 1 ″ sharp round biscuit or cookie cutter. Heat oil in large frying pan for medium-high heat. (About 1 – 1/2 "deep with oil and to 375 degrees.) Thin apple slices in seaweed, cover both sides well, and fry each side approx. 3-5 minutes depending on how hot your oil is. You want it to really float when you add them so the dough doesn't get aged greasy. If it starts to burst too much, just cover with a screen protector on the net. Turn when deep dark golden, and cook until both sides finish removing them to a cooling rack placed over a baking sheet. * Do only a few at a time so as not to penetrate the pot or touch each other.

Once all apple slices have been weakened and fried, heat burgers in the microwave or 375 degree oven topped with slices of crisp white cheddar until melted. Remove. Brush the inside of split rolls with a little oil and grill or broil until shaken.

Top base with lettuce leaves, top each with a melted white cheddar topped burger, several strips of bacon slices (whole or halved), 3 fried apples and a couple of tablespoons of grilled onion jam. Top with toasted top half of rolls and enjoy !! INCREDIBLY awesome !!

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