Donatella's D-Burger with Bacon Jam

Donatella's D-Burger with Bacon Jam

Prep: 20 Minutes Cook: 30 Minutes Serves: 12 Submitted by: Donatella Arpaia


1/2 pound Thick Bacon, cut into 1/2
2 Small Onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup Water
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoons dijon mustard
1+1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
Kosher Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to tast
12 - 6 ounce Lafrieda blend of meat
1 Red Onion, Sliced into 1/4
1 bag Arugula
1 pound Mozzarella, sliced into 12 pieces
1 tablespoon BACON JAM
1 - 12 pack KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls


Step 1

Step 2
Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 3
In a skillet or medium saucepan over medium-high heat cook bacon until it begins to brown and crisp. Do not drain off or discard any bacon fat.

Step 4
Lower heat to medium, add onions and cook until translucent.

Step 5
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.

Step 6
Cover pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven.

Step 7
Cook jam for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until thickened and glossy.

Step 8
Allow to cool slightly and pulse jam in the food processor for a few seconds.

Step 9
Finish cooling, store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Step 10

Step 11
Season burgers with salt and pepper.

Step 12
Grill each burger until medium rare.

Step 13
Spread the bacon jam on the top of the roll and place arugula on the bottom side of the roll. Place the burger on the bread on top of the arugula. Top the burger with mozzarella and a thin slice of red onion.