Green Tomato Bacon Jam Burgers
A simple burger with a little something extra--green tomato bacon jam mixed into the beef makes each bite juicy and full of flavor
There's just something about the flavor of these burgers. Mixing in the Green Tomato Bacon Jam adds such richness to the meat that they deserve their own post. And if I get this up before Memorial Day? Well, let's just say that I'm so happy to be enjoying these burgers hot off the grill that I can't wait longer to share with you all.
In a way I feel like I'm recycling a post here, which is I'm sure not cool for a relatively new blogger to do. I did it for me, though--I didn't want to wade through my Green Tomato Bacon Jam recipe for the burger recipe, nor did I want others to do so. Even if you don't make your own Green Tomato Bacon Jam--and I just made a batch the other day through the magic of canned green tomatoes since my own plants are 3 to 8 inches tall--I think the jam flavor is so terrific in the burgers I must share now so you can try this over the summer months. [Can you buy green tomato bacon jam?]
Making your own Green Tomato Bacon Jam is easy--if you can chop or use a food processor, and stir a bunch of stuff together in a pot for an hour. The ingredients are not hard to source, and it keeps in the fridge or the freezer--no scary canning required.
[I freely admit to continuing the brain washing I started last month about canning tomatoes and freezing assorted pizza toppings.] Each time I open up my freezer or pantry during the winter and grab something yummy I put up over the summer, I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment.
I want you to feel that sense of accomplishment, too.
For more recipes using green tomatoes, please see my Green Tomato Recipes Collection. Not one of them fried! This collection is part of the Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient, a resource for folks like me eating from the farm share, the farmer's market, the garden, the neighbor's garden, and great deals on ugly produce at the grocery store.
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Green Tomato Bacon Jam Burgers (makes 4)
- In a large bowl and with your hands, gently mix everything together.
- Make a large, even, circle and use your fingers to divide it into quarters. Set aside.
- Preheat grill to medium high.
- Grill burgers until well done with clear juices, about 8-10 minutes per side on my little grill in the driveway.
- Serve with your favorite sides.
I'm partial to Confetti Potato Salad.
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