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Bacon Red Onion Marmalade, the perfect condiment for burgers to a yummy salad topper!
Who doesn’t love a good burger? Well, if you are reading this post I would assume you are a meat-eater, hence the bacon in this recipe/title!
Burgers during the summer months are just a staple. But, they can get a little boring sometimes. I really wanted to mix up dinner and I thought to myself that an epic burger was in order.
A new The Fresh Market opened up in Fleming Island, Florida, pretty close to me. I knew that they had pre-made goodies including burgers. I love The Fresh Market and wanted to check out this new location anyway so it was a win-win!
As soon as I walked in the door I was greeted by their beautiful flowers. I just had to get a shot of these orchids.
It was The Fresh Market’s grand opening for their Fleming Island, FL location. All around the store little booths were set up for sampling. Free samples are my spirit animal.
After my snacks, I headed to the meat counter where I picked up some cheddar bacon burgers, oh my! All the pre-made items looked so good!
I got a bunch of items to make us a little picnic-in! But, these burgers are definitely the star of the meal.
I really wanted these burgers to be the main feature of our meal. So, I decided to make this yummy bacon red onion marmalade to accompany them.
It is sweet and salty with a deep, rich flavor from balsamic vinegar and red wine! Seriously, this stuff is so good I have been putting it in my salads too yum!
- 4 sliced thick cut bacon, ½ inch dice
- 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup red wine
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- Drain bacon on paper towels. Taking two tablespoons of the reserved bacon drippings in the pan, add in the butter and melt. Add the onions and toss to coat in the fat. Add in the sugar and stir to combine. Cook for 10-15 minutes over medium heat until most of the liquid is absorbed and the onions start to caramelize, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer on medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
- Take off the heat and let the marmalade cool. Serve on top of burgers or any other way you want!
As you can tell this was one heck of a dinner! Everything pictured here was from The Fresh Market at Fleming Island but the chips… I already had those. 🙂
So, if you are in the area make sure to head on over to The Fresh Market at Fleming Island! I might even see you there 🙂
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