Donatella's D-Burger with Bacon Jam

Donatella Arpaia
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Donatella Arpaia
Best known for her recurring role as judge on Iron Chef America, Donatella Arpaia is one of the most influential women in the world of food and entertaining. She has redefined the role of the modern-day restaurateur. The Zagat guide called her "The Hostess with the Mostest" and she is seen frequently on such shows as Today, Top Chef, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, and more.
Recipe Details


1/2 pound Thick Bacon, cut into 1/2

2 Small Onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup Water

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoons dijon mustard

1+1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce

Kosher Salt, to taste

Black Pepper, to tast


12 - 6 ounce Lafrieda blend of meat

1 Red Onion, Sliced into 1/4

1 bag Arugula

1 pound Mozzarella, sliced into 12 pieces

1 tablespoon BACON JAM

1 - 12 pack KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Rolls

Step 1
Step 2
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Step 3
In a skillet or medium saucepan over medium-high heat cook bacon until it begins to brown and crisp. Do not drain off or discard any bacon fat.
Step 4
Lower heat to medium, add onions and cook until translucent.
Step 5
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
Step 6
Cover pan with aluminum foil and place in the oven.
Step 7
Cook jam for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes until thickened and glossy.
Step 8
Allow to cool slightly and pulse jam in the food processor for a few seconds.
Step 9
Finish cooling, store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
Step 10
Step 11
Season burgers with salt and pepper.
Step 12
Grill each burger until medium rare.
Step 13
Spread the bacon jam on the top of the roll and place arugula on the bottom side of the roll. Place the burger on the bread on top of the arugula. Top the burger with mozzarella and a thin slice of red onion.

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