If you've known me for long, you know that I am OBSESSED with the Olympics. I probably mentioned this back in February when the winter Olympics were happening. But in case you missed that, I'm still 100% obsessed. As a proper aficionado, I follow Olympians on social media. I mean, I need to know what is happening in their lives! This has paid off, because a couple weeks ago Michael Phelps posted a picture of him eating a burger that had some sort of jalapeño goat cheese on it, and I immediately thought "I must make that!"
So here we are today. We are making Honey Jalapeño Goat Cheese Burgers. YES! They are not only for Olympians. These are for the masses.
These delicious burgers are topped with caramelized onions, sliced avocados, creamy honey jalapeño goat cheese, and toasty gluten-free buns. Of course you could serve these on lettuce leaves instead of gluten-free buns if that works better for you. I also add my Burger Spice to the beef to pack in as much flavor as possible! You're going to love them! So let's get cooking.
Honey Jalapeño Goat Cheese Burgers
2T+2t ghee, divided
1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 lb grass-fed ground beef
1T Burger Spice
1/4c goat cheese, room temp
1 avocado, sliced
4 gluten-free buns
- Move an oven rack to the top of you oven, and turn it on to broil. Place the jalapeños on the top rack to broil for about 10 minutes, turning over half way through.
- Once the skin is dark and blistered, remove them into a sealed container and allow them to steam for 10 minutes or so.
- While the jalapeños are broiling, put a large skillet on medium heat and melt 2T ghee.
- Once melted, add the onion and salt. Put a lid on the pan, and stir it every few minutes until the onion is soft and caramelized (about 15-20 mins total)
- If the pan appears dry and the onion is sticking or getting too dark, add 2T water to the pan and stir. I did this twice throughout cooking. Once the onions are caramelized, remove them from the pan and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, use your hands to combine the ground beef and burger spice, then form it into 4 patties.
- Increase the heat on the stove to medium-high. Using the onion pan, put the 4 burger patties in and cook until they're browned through and seared on each side, about 3-4 mins per side.
- When the burgers are done cooking, remove them to a plate and turn the heat back down to medium.
- Slather the remaining 2t of ghee on to the insides of the buns. Using the burger pan, put the buns in, ghee side down, until they're toasty. This will only take a couple minutes.
- Using a paper towel, wipe and peel the skin off the jalapeños, removing as much as possible. Remove the seeds, and dice up the jalapeño flesh.
- In a bowl, stir together the jalapeño, goat cheese, and honey.
- To assemble your burgers, load them up with caramelized onions, some avocado slices, and a thick helping of the goat cheese.
You've really got to try these burgers. If you do, post a picture of it to Instagram and tag me with #ideatthatfoodtoo. Or, Pin the image below so you can keep this recipe for later.