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Pearl's Glazed Vidalia Burger with Cheddar crusted Italian bread

My love of cooking comes from watching my Grandma cook in her little kitchen. She would have contests, amongst all her grandkids, of who could pick the most berries (clever!) & then she would bake or can for days. one of my favorite recipes was her Strawberry jam....so of course, I had to incorporate this into my burger.

Ingredients 

FOR THE COOK
Pour 1 glass of Sutter Home Pinot Noir to sip while cooking
FOR THE GLAZE
1 c strawberry preserves
1 c. Karo light syrup
1 T brown Sugar
1/2 c. Soy Sauce
1 t. ginger, ground
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 T cornstarch
1 large Vidalia Onion (sliced to be used in final assemble of burger)
FOR THE CHEDDAR CRUSTED ITALIAN BREAD
12 slices of Italian Bread, 1/2
1/2 c. butter, softened
12 t. sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
6 t. parsley, chopped
FOR THE PATTIES
3/4 pound ground sirloin
3/4 pound ground chuck
1 t sea salt
1/2 t. fresh ground black pepper
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. olive oil, for brushing on the grill (recommended: Colavita)

Instructions 

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. Place a large round pizza stone on grill

FOR THE GLAZE
Combine the strawberry preserves, Karo light syrup, brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cornstarch & onion in a 3-quart fire-proof saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and let simmer for 15 to 25 minutes till thickened. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, remove onions and place in a separate bowl. Cover both bowls and set aside

FOR THE CHEDDAR CRUSTED ITALIAN BREAD
With a 4" round cookie cutter, cut out center of each slice of bread. Discarding the crust & save for bird food. Spread the bread with butter & sprinkle each slice with cheddar cheese & parsley. With your hand, lightly press cheddar cheese & parsley into butter. On the opposite side of the bread, spread just butter. Place on the pizza stone, cheese side down & grill till golden brown. Flip & repeat with opposite side. Lay out on a cookie sheet &oosely cover with foil till ready to assemble.

FOR THE PATTIES
In a bowl, combine ground sirloin, ground chuck, sea salt, black pepper, parsley, Worcestershire sauce. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions & form 6 patties. Brush the grill with oil & place the patties on the rack. Grill patties for 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the patties over, cover & grill for another 3 to 5 minutes.

TO ASSEMBLE BURGERS
Place the burger on the bread, cheese side in, & top with the sliced Vidalia Onions you set aside. Top with the 2nd slice of bread, cheese side in. Enjoy

Comments 

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