The Best Summer Burger!

Spicy Rooster Everything Burgers with Tomato Jam and Melted Gruyere!!!

Spicy Rooster Everything Burgers with Tomato Jam and Melted Gruyere!!!

What would summer be without grilling some burgers in the back yard? If you want to be the star of the neighborhood, if you want to wow your family and friends at the next BBQ then try these Burgers, they are the best!


1 lb Grass Fed Ground Beef (Makes 4 burgers) We think the 1/4 lb patty is best none of those fat meatball burgers here but if thats your style feel free to bulk up your burger patty.

1 Tablespoon Spicy Rooster Organic Everything Blend

4 Brioche Buns (Can use Pretzel Buns too both go well with this burger)

Gruyere Cheese (Sliced thin, a good substitute is gouda if your can't find gruyere) 

4 Green Leaf Lettuce leaves


Tomato Jam Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Roma tomatoes, cored and quartered
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • (We like to add 1/2 teaspoon of Spicy Rooster BBQ Blend too!)


Burgers: Mix in 1 teaspoon of Spicy Rooster Everything Blend, Shape, flatten (Save some Everything Blend to finish the burgers with a nice light coating)

Grill to 135° for med Rare, 145° for Medium, 155° for Medium Well, 165° for well done.

Tomato Jam:

Core and quarter tomatoes, combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook on Medium-high heat and bring to boil. Reduce heat to med-low and blend with emulsifier (or use blender and return to pan) and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until thick (Jammy). Cool and refrigerate until use.


Before finishing burger top with thin sliced gruyere and melt. Place on sliced Brioche with crisp green leaf lettuce and top with heathy portion of tomato Jam. 

Dig in! 


Mike Lutz