Seven-Time Award Winning Burger

This burger recipe from Chef Josh Capon was won awards not once, not twice, but seven times.

  • 4 Ground Beef Patties, 6 ounces each 
  • 4 tablespoon Dijon mustard 
  • 4 slices American cheese 
  • 4 Brioche buns  
  • Special sauce (recipe below) 
  • Bacon onion jam (recipe below) 
  • 1 cup dill or bread and butter pickles, sliced

Bacon Onion Jam:

  • 1 pound bacon  
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 Spanish onions, diced  
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Special Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise 
  • 1 cup ketchup 
  • 1/2 red onion, diced 
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
  • 1/4 cup pickle relish

  1. Heat a cast iron pan or griddle to high heat. Season patties with salt and pepper and smear 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard on one side of the burger. 
  2. Lightly coat the pan or griddle with a little oil and sear the burgers with the mustard side facing up. Let the burgers caramelize before flipping, about 3-5 minutes. Using a meat thermometer, ensure that the internal temperature is 160°F. 
  3. Flip and place one slice of American cheese on each patty. Lightly toast the buns.  
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of Special Sauce on the top and bottom of each bun. Place the burger patty on the bottom bun and top with 1 tablespoon of warm Bacon Onion Jam (recipe below). Top with 5 slices of pickles each. 
  5. Serve with chips, fries or tater tots and enjoy!

Bacon Onion Jam:
  1. Cook the bacon on a sheet pan in a 350°F oven until crispy, about 7-10 minutes. Set aside on paper towels. When cooled, chop with a knife into small pieces or pulse in a food processor until chunky - do not make mush! 
  2. Dice the onions and sauté on medium heat in olive oil until caramelized and golden brown, about 20 minutes, and season with salt and pepper. Combine the bacon and onions in a mixing bowl, season with more salt and pepper as needed and set aside.

Special Sauce:
  1. Combine the mayo, ketchup, diced red onion, vinegar and relish in a mixing bowl. Mix well and keep in the fridge until ready to use.

Nutrition information per serving, 4 servings: 810 Calories; 48 g Total Fat (16.8 g Saturated Fat; 1.3 g Trans Fat; 6.2 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 15.8 g Monounsaturated Fat); 142 mg Cholesterol; 1921 mg Sodium; 45.7 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.6 g Dietary Fiber; 9.2 g Total Sugars; 2.5 g Added Sugars; 44 g Protein; 409 mg Calcium; 5.2 mg Iron; 524 mg Potassium; 0.2 mcg Vitamin D; 0.3 mg Riboflavin; 10.8 mg Niacin; 0.5 mg Vitamin B6; 3.7 mcg Vitamin B12; 450.8 mg Phosphorus; 8.3 mg Zinc; 34.6 mcg Selenium; 118.9 mg Choline

Chef Josh Capon

Chef's Tip

The Bacon Onion Jam can keep in the fridge for a few days. Just reheat it in a sauté pan when ready to use.