BLUEBERRY COMPOTE WAGYU BLEND BURGER
with Goat Cheese, Bacon and Honey Bourbon Onions
This sweet and savory recipe is sure to delight the most distinguished tastebuds.
- 1 PERFORMANCE Wagyu beef pattie
- 6 strips bacon
- 1 red onion
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ounce bourbon
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon (approximately 1 ounce)
- 1 log goat cheese, sliced
- 1 brioche bun, buttered and toasted
- 1 small handful arugula
- Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F.
- Peel and cut the onion into approximately 6 thick slices.
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, bourbon, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Lay the onion slices in a flat dish and pour the mixture over them. Cover the dish with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Uncover the dish and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and set it aside.
- While the onions are baking, make the blueberry compote. In a saucepan, add the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the blueberries break down and form a paste. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. (Afterward, refrigerate this sauce in an airtight container.)
- Cook the bacon in the oven or a frying pan and set aside.
- Season frozen pattie evenly with salt and pepper and place it on a grill or flat top at 350 degrees F.
- Once the pattie begins to form juice pockets on the top (approximately 3 1/2 minutes), it’s ready to flip.
- Do not press on the pattie, as it will release important juices and lead to a dry finished product.
- While pattie is still on the grill, top it with 2 goat cheese slices and allow them to soften.
- Spread butter on the inside of the bun, toast it, and place the onions, bacon, and about 2 oz of blueberry compote on the bottom bun.
- Remove cooked pattie from the grill, place it on the bottom bun, and top with arugula.
- Spread mayonnaise on the top bun and place it on top of the burger, secured with a sandwich toothpick.