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Sirloin Burgers with Blue Cheese & Fig Preserves

Sirloin Burgers with Blue Cheese & Fig Preserves

An old favorite meets sweet fruit and a soft core of tangy blue cheese.
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large sweet onion sliced into rings
  • pounds ground sirloin beef
  • cup about 5 ounces soft blue cheese (such as Carr Valley's Glacier Gorgonzola)
  • ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 onion bread rolls
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves


  • Heat oil and butter in skillet over medium-high heat. add onion and cook 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown. set aside.
  • Divide sirloin into 4 round balls. Make an indentation in center of each ball and fill with a heaping tbsp of blue cheese. Shape meat to cover cheese and make a patty. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Grill burgers to desired doneness—about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or 145°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  • Meanwhile, lightly grill onion rolls. spread 2 teaspoons of fig preserves on bottom of each roll; top with burger, onions, and remaining half of roll.

Jacqueline Plant

Jackie Plant freelances as a recipe developer and editor/food writer for magazines and websites such as Weight Watchers, Family Circle and Culture magazines, while contributing to the development of cookbooks. She has spent much of the past 20 years developing recipes and writing about food for national magazines, such as Parents, Country Living and Woman’s Day Magazine.