Bash Burger

(served at Lure NY& MIAMI & B&B)
4 Time Award Winning Burger of the NYWFF Burger Bash


12 strips bacon, diced
2 cups diced onion
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 thyme sprig
1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup ketchup
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp. sherry vinegar
11/2 tsp. Sriracha
6 (6-oz) burger patties
6 tsp. Dijon mustard
6 slices American cheese
2 kosher dill pickles, sliced


In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy and golden. Drain bacon on paper towels, Reserve 3 tbsp. fat. In the same skillet, heat bacon fat and canola oil. Add onions and cook covered, over low heat for 10 minutes. Uncover pan and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft, 10–15 more minutes. Stir in bacon, white wine vinegar, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.

Blend mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic, sherry vinegar and Sriracha in food processor. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Place burger patties on grill and top with mustard. Grill to desired temperature and top with cheese. Dress each bun with 1 tbsp. sauce. Add burgers and top with bacon jam and pickles.