Nothing says fall like apples. We served it with sweet potato fries and a thick, hearty pale ale. Delicious.
Apple compote adapted from foodandwine.com.
Apple Cheddar Grass Fed Burger
Serving Size: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup Vidalia or other sweet onion, minced
- 4 apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 ½ teaspoons ginger, minced (jarred works well)
- 1 pinch of dried sage
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 2 pounds Farmer Girl Lean Ground Beef
- 1 packet French Onion soup mix
- ¼ cup water
- Freshly grated white or yellow cheddar cheese
- Whole wheat hamburger buns (or King’s Hawaiian), toasted
- Lettuce of choice
1.) Compote: Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, approximately 4 minutes. Add the apples, ginger, sage, vinegar, sugar and ¼ cup of water and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the apples are very tender, stirring and mashing occasionally, approximately 10 minutes. Season the apple compote with salt. Chill the apple compote in the refrigerator.
2.) Burgers: Prepare the grill to medium heat. Mix the Farmer Girl ground beef, soup mix, and ¼ cup water in a large bowl. Shape the meat into 6 patties (1/3 pound burger) or 8 patties (1/4 pound burgers). Brush the grill grate with oil to prevent the burgers from sticking Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 5 to 8 minutes on each side. Remove the burgers to a platter, cover with foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. After the burgers have rested and cooled, grate cheddar cheese over the top of each. Toast the buns for approximately 2 minutes on the grill.
3.) To Serve: Place the cheddar burger on one half of the toasted bun. Top with apple compote and top of the bun. Serve.
There you have it! I hope you enjoy this Apple Cheddar Grass Fed Burger Recipe!