Wine Country Burgers

Burgers with onion, red wine, and bacon jam with spring mix and goat cheese


  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. fig jam
  • 1/3 cup of bold red wine such as Winc’s Chop Shop Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb. of lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. light olive oil or canola
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 large handfuls of mixed greens
  • 2 oz. of goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Drain on paper towels and drain out excess fat from pan. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  2. Add onion and season with salt/pepper to pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add fig jam. Lower heat to low-medium and cook for additional 5 minutes. Add wine and Worcestershire sauce to deglaze. Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add crumbled bacon to onion mixture.
  3. Form meat into 4 equal patties. Season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Sear ground beef, cooking for about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 5 or so minutes or until desired doneness (150-155 degrees F for medium-well). 
  4. Place burgers on buns and top with jam, cheese, and mixed greens. Serve immediately.