Blue Cheese Chicken-Chorizo Burger with Raspberry-Onion Jam

  • Recipe courtesy of Naylet LaRochelle, Silver Tier Prize Winner in the 2014 Salemville® “How Do You Blue” recipe contest
  • Yield: 6 servings

    Ingredients

    Burger Patties:

  • 2 lbs. ground chicken, dark meat or combination of dark and white meat
  • 2/3 c. ground chorizo sausage
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled, plus more for topping
  • 4 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Raspberry-Onion Jam:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, grated
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups raspberries
  • 1/3 c. raspberry preserves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 2-1/4 cups thinly sliced mixed leafy greens
  • 6 brioche or ciabatta rolls, split, lightly toasted

    Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, chorizo, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, blue cheese and parsley. Form into 6 equal-sized patties. Place on a plate; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onions, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until onions begin to soften and brown around edges, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add orange juice and balsamic vinegar. Lower heat; simmer liquid until reduced by about half. Stir in raspberries, raspberry preserves, tarragon and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Season with kosher salt to taste. Set aside.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan on stovetop to medium-high heat. Spray grill (or grill pan) with nonstick cooking spray. Grill patties, flipping once, 4 to 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through and is no longer pink.
  • Spread mayonnaise on cut side of each bottom bun. Top each bottom bun with greens, dividing equally. Top each with a chicken patty and raspberry-onion jam. Sprinkle with additional blue cheese, as desired. Close with top buns.