Apples are a beloved staple in the Midwest. It may be too cold to grow mangoes or pineapples; but boy do we have lots of varieties of apples, and we love to cook with them.
Growing up on our weekend farm I experienced the joy of a garden full of fresh vegetables. There is nothing like eating tender corn on the cob, green onions, and fresh jalapeños.
The inspiration for these burgers comes from my fond memory of a favorite aunt who used to refer to other women her age who dressed "with airs" as "mutton dressed as lamb"!
My inspiration for this burger comes from my favorite dish to eat in the fall: roasted pork with apple compote. It is a meal that celebrates harvest, my favorite time of year.
My favorite way to have a filet mignon is to top it with goat cheese and a wonderful caramelized balsamic onion jam.
In this burger, I employ my unique creation: Chipotle Bacon Maple Jam. It really does wonders to the burger, which is simultaneously sweet and spicy and a little bit smoky.