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Honey-Do-A-Burger With Wasabi and Jalapeno Jelly

When I first saw this contest, hundreds of ideas went through my head. I tried many different ingredients until I finally came up with what I think has many different flavors that come together perfectly. I love to cook and enjoy adding my own ideas to a new recipe. The honeydew makes this burger very moist. I am a single mother of 2 and have spent several weeks practicing. We eat burgers several times a week! I live in a small suburban town. I would love to visit Napa Valley and experience the beautiful area and this exciting contest.

Ingredients 

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/4 cup honeydew, pureed
1/4 cup seedless cucumber, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
6 slices extra sharp cheese
6 toasted sesame seed buns
3 tablespoons of wasabi mustard
3 tablespoons of jalapeno jelly
6 honeydew slices
6 pieces of romaine lettuce

Instructions 

To make the patties, combine the wasabi paste,sesame oil,soy sauce,garlic,pureed honeydew,cucumbers,ginger,black pepper, and salt to the ground beef. Gently mix well. Divide and make 6 equal patties to fit the sesame seed buns. Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high. To make the topping, combine the wasabi mustard and jalapeno jelly in a bowl. Set aside. When the grill is ready, brush the rack with a little vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack and cover. Cook 6 minutes on each side, turning once. Turn down the heat to low and add the extra sharp cheese, and cover for 30-45 seconds. Remove from heat. Place the sesame seed buns on the rack and toast lightly. Remove the buns and place the pattie on the bun. Spread the topping onto the top of bun. Add a slice of honeydew and a piece of romaine lettuce. Add the top of the bun and serve.