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HONEY BAKED HAM-BURGERS

Summer is upon us and what better way to kick it off than firing up the grill? Next question: what to cook? Is your go-to burgers? Mix it up this weekend by trying these Honey Baked Ham-Burgers. We've always been of the opinion that something called a hamburger should probably have at least a little ham in it. We tried them out and we were right! Everything is, in fact, better with ham.

Prep

15 Minutes

Cook

1 Hour

Serves

6

Ingredients

Honey Baked Ham

1 LB

Ground Pork

1 LB

Garlic Clove, Minced

1

Capers, Chopped (Optional, But Nice)

1 TSP

Egg Yolk

1

Fresh Thyme, Chopped

2 TSP

Onions, Sliced

2

Ice Berg Lettuce, Shredded

1 Head

Gruyere Cheese, Slices

6

Hamburger Buns

6

Olive Oil

1 TBL

Condiments

Preparation

Let's begin by warming the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add onions. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook onions until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

While onions are caramelizing, add ham to food processor. Pulse until ham is finely ground. If you do not have a food processor. finely chop ham with a knife.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground pork, egg yolk, garlic, pepper, capers, and ground ham. Using your hands or a spatula, gently combine.

Once combined, separate the mixture into 6 equal sized portions. Gently mold each portion into a patty shape, with a slight indentation in the middle of the patty.

Cook ham-burger patties 3-5 minutes to a side on a hot grill or until desired internal temperature is reached. Finish by melting the gruyere cheese on each patty.

Serve ham-burgers on toasted buns with iceberg lettuce, caramelized onions and your choice of condiments.