Red, White, and Blueberry Burger (with Basil Aioli)

What You'll Need:

Ground Beef Spice Blend Fresh or Frozen Blueberries Sugar Balsamic Vinegar Lemon Juice Kosher Salt Water Cornstarch Fresh Basil Fresh Lemon Juice Garlic Canola or Olive Oil Mayonnaise Challah or Brioche Buns Basil Aioli Havarti Cheese Cooked Bacon Baby Arugula Red Onion

Make six hamburger patties by shaping with your hands into ½-inch-thick patties about 4 ½ inches in diameter.

Season well on both sides with seasoning blend.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.  Transfer hamburger patties to the hot grill grates and grill for 3-4 minutes on both sides for burgers that are medium-rare to medium.

If you prefer your burgers to be medium to medium-well done, cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. Add cheese during the last minute or two of grilling so it can melt. Remove cooked burgers from grill and let rest for 5-10 minutes.

To assemble the burgers, arrange each burger on the bottom bun, then top with two slices cooked bacon, red onion, blueberry compote, and arugula. Spread the cut side of the top bun with basil aioli.

Place the top bun into the burger, and serve immediately!

This is perfect for patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, but you wouldn't regret having it any other day of the year as well!

A well seasoned and grilled hamburger gets topped with rich havarti cheese, blueberry balsamic compote, red onions, arugula, and an easy basil aioli, all on a brioche bun. It sounds like a lot, but all the flavors and textures balance perfectly for what is the most glorious burger I have ever eaten!

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