I knew I wanted to incorporate peaches into my Atlanta Falcons-inspired burger, and I found two ways to do it.  First, I make a fast, easy jalapeno peach BBQ sauce, which brings out the sweet and the heat in both.  Then, I top the burger with raw peaches, which still have their bright acidic flavor.  For a salty complement to the sweet and spicy BBQ sauce, I make prosciutto "chips" (really easy), and use Feta cheese.  

Ingredients

  • Burger bun
  • 8 ounces of ground beef
  • Feta cheese 
  • Jalapeno-Peach BBQ Sauce (see directions below)
  •     Vidalia onion
  •     Canned peaches
  •     Jalapeno, chopped
  •     White wine
  • Fresh Peaches
  • Prosciutto chips (see directions below)
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Saute one chopped Vidalia onion in an oiled, heated saucepan.
  2. Add half a chopped jalapeno to the mix.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, then cook for about 25 minutes.
  4. Heat up another oiled pan.  
  5. Sear prosciutto slices until crisp, about 30 to 45 seconds on each side.  
  6. Remove crisped prosciutto from pan and drain on a paper towel. 
  7. Add canned peaches to the onions and stir for about 5 minutes.
  8. Add a touch of white wine and reduce for another 10 minutes.
  9. Add 2 tablespoons of BBQ sauce and stir until mixed and heated through.
  10. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.
  11. Heat another oiled pan.
  12. For a dimpled ground beef patty.  
  13. Sear the patty for about 2 minutes on each side.
  14. Add Feta cheese when second side is nearly done.
  15. Cover pan for 2 minutes (the cheese won't melt much).
  16. Remove patty from pan and let rest on a plate.
  17. Drop a good sized helping of peach-onion-BBQ sauce on a bun.
  18. Place Feta cheeseburger on top, and add more BBQ sauce.
  19. Place prosciutto.
  20. Top with fresh peach slices.
  21. Place top of bun and cut in half.

Mmmm.  There's nothing like the taste of Atlanta, and this flavor combo is surprisingly fantastic!  

Total Time: 
30minutes
Prep Time: 
20minutes
Cook Time: 
10minutes
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main
Main Ingredient: 
Hamburgers