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American Burgers with Ginger Jam
I grew up in a household of parents and grandparents who were always cooking. They would experiment with all different types of food. We never knew what new idea or meal we would be having. So, I took different ingredients from my family's cooking to create the best tasting American burger.
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cups thinly sliced onions
1Â½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1Â½ tablespoons currants
2-3 gingersnaps, crushed
1Â½ pounds ground chuck
2 eggs, beaten
Â½ cup Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc
Â¾ to 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Â½ cup shredded carrots
Â¾ teaspoon salt
Â¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Â¼ teaspoon ground allspice
6 rye rolls, split
Prepare a gas grill to medium-high fire for direct heat cooking. In a heavy nonstick skillet, heat oil on grill. Add onions and cook stirring often, until they are very tender and light golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Add vinegar, currants and gingersnaps and continue cooking until gingersnaps are dissolved. Add a little water, if needed. Remove from heat. Cool and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, 2 eggs beaten, Â½ cup Sutter Home Sauvignon Blanc, Â¾ to 1 cup shredded carrots, Â¾ teaspoon salt, Â¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and Â¼ teaspoon ground allspice, mixing well. Shape mixture into 6 plump patties. Place burgers on the grill, turning once halfway through cooking time, 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked. A few minutes before the burgers have finished cooking, toast the rye rolls, cut side down on outside of the grill. Top each bottom half with a burger and some ginger jam.
This is a family recipe that we really enjoy!