The “Ham” Burger
6 oz. Ham (cooked and chopped)
1¼ lb. Ground Pork
1 large Egg Yolk, lightly beaten
1 clove Fresh Garlic, minced
2 tsp. Fresh Thyme, chopped
½ tsp. Black Pepper
1 tbsp. Canola Oil
4 slices Gruyere Cheese
4 Brioche Burger Buns, toasted
¼ cup Spicy Brown Mustard
Place chopped ham in a food processor and pulse about 12 times to get a very fine chop. Transfer to a large bowl and add the ground pork, egg yolk, garlic and thyme. Gently combine and form into 4 equal patties. Sprinkle each side with pepper and grill until done (about 10-12 minutes). During last 2 minutes, top with cheese and toast buns. To assemble, place patty in grilled side of bottom bun, equally divide caramelized onions on top of patties. Spread mustard on grilled side of top bun and place on top of onions. Enjoy.
Note: To caramelize onions, slice a small to medium onion. Place in a large skillet with 2 tbsp. butter over medium heat. Cook for about 20-30 minutes or until onion has caramelized.
Note: You can always use other condiments or even add to these. Always make a burger your own.
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