Last Updated on August 4, 2022 by Jacqueline Rafidi
Who doesn’t love a good burger? This fig jam and goat cheese burger with arugula and bacon hits ALL the right notes. Savory, sweet, tangy, fresh, peppery – just about everything you could want in every bite. In the spring, summer and all the way into fall, I love grilling or using my Blackstone which has become my favorite cooking tool! For these burgers (In my tiktok, Instagram and YouTube), you’ll see I used my Blackstone, but a grill, traditional griddle or a cast iron skillet would work perfectly to make these burgers and develop a nice crust.
Why are these the BEST burgers?
To me, the best burger combo has a little bit of everything. I really do love a good burger but these for me take the cake. Even if I eat them as a burger bowl! The beef is juicy and savory, the arugula and red onions lend a peppery bite, the goat cheese is tangy and the fig jam lends the perfect amount of sweetness. Make this and you’ll see that truly nothing compares!
I love eating these with BBQ sauce, pickles or pickled onions (or both if you’re obsessed with pickled everything like me), and some corn on the cob!
What to make with these fig jam and goat cheese burger with arugula and bacon
These burgers go so well with just about everything. During a summer cookout or just an everyday dinner, these sides are the perfect compliment to these amazing fig jam and goat cheese burgers.
Middle Eastern Potato Salad
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Fig Jam, Goat Cheese and Arugula Burger
- 1 1/2 lbs ground beef 80/20 or 85/15
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon all purpose steak seasoning
- 5-6 strips bacon I use turkey bacon here
- 6 burger buns of choice
- Goat cheese
- Tomatoes sliced
- Red onions sliced
- Fig jam
- French fries
- BBQ sauce – my fave with these!
- Prepare the ground beef by mixing it with salt and pepper. Prepare 6 patties and 3/4 inch thick and make an indent in the middle with your thumb, then sprinkle the all purpose steak seasoning evenly on both sides of the burgers.
- Preheat your grill, griddle or skillet to high heat. Add a neutral oil to the cooking surface and cook the bacon on both sides till crispy. Then cook the burgers until it develops a crisp on one side – about 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side to desired doneness – I usually do another 3-4 minutes on the opposite side to achieve a medium well burger at this thickness, but adjust to your liking!
- Toast the buns and set them aside till you’re ready to build your burgers. Add a burger patty on top followed by a generous dollop of creamy goat cheese, some slices of red onions, a slice of the cooked bacon cut in half, a handful of crisp arugula, and a slice of tomato. Spread some of the fig jam on the top bun and add top off the burger. Serve with fries, ketchup, or my personal favorite – BBQ sauce! Enjoy!