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Autumn Burger

The Fall Season, which is a wonderful but fleeting season in Florida

Ingredients 

2 pounds of regular ground beef
6 slices of thick cut bacon
6 slices of thick cut sharp cheddar cheese
6 French style hamburger buns
1 Granny smith apple @ 4 tablespoons of grated skin
1 large red onion
2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
1/2 cup @ 4 teaspoons@ 3 tablespoons of apple cider
3/4 cup of Kraft Original BBQ Sauce(or favorite brand)
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon of hot Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
2 1/2 tablespoons of grated yellow onion
4 finely grated garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon of apple pie spice
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper

Instructions 

Part One: Creating the Basting Sauce
step 1: combine 3/4 cup of BBQ sauce, 1/2 cup of apple cider, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, 1 teaspoon of Hungarian hot paprika, 1 teaspoon of thyme, and 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds in a bowl and whisk until well mixed
step 2: set aside 3 tablespoon of the basting sauce in a separate bowl
step 3: cover and refridgerate both bowls
Part Two: Preparing the Brown Sugar and Apple Cider Bacon
step 1: rub 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar on both sides of the 6 slices of thick cut bacon
step 2: place bacon in a cast iron skillet and add 4 teaspoons of apple cider
step 3: cook opver medium low heatturning bacon frequently for 10-15 minutes until semi-crisp
Part 3: Meat Mixture
step 1: over a mixing bowl, finely grate 2 1/2 tablespoons of yellow onion,finely grate 4 tablespoons of granny smith apple skin, finely grate 4 cloves of garlic and add to the bowl
step 2: add 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple pie spice, 1 te4aspoon of kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper, 3 tablespoons of apple cider, and 2 pounds of ground beef and mix well
step 3: cover and refridgerate for 45 minutes
Part 4: cooking the burgers
step one: adjust the gas grill to medium heat
step 2: create 6 1/3 pound hamburger patties from the meat mixture and place on the grill
step 3: cook for 10 minutes on one side and baste with the basting sauce
step 4: flip burgers and cook and baste for another 10 minutes
step 5: remove burgers from grill and while burgers rest, slice 6 large slices of red onion, slice the hamburger buns, prepare cheddar cheese, and ready the reserve basting sauce
Part 5: Assembly and Serving
step 1: peel 1 granny smith apple cut in half and create 6 thin apple slices
step 2: brush the inside top of the buns with the reserved basting sauce
step 3: place burger on bottom bun, top with granny smith apple slice, red onion slices, bacon slice, cheddar cheese slice and serve

Comments 

Enjoy of taste of the Fall no matter where you are nor what time of year it is!!!!