April Burger of the Month: The Southern Comfort

Well, spring was supposed to have sprung…that groundhog sure fooled us. With the cold days in April, we knew y’all would need a real pick-me-up!

How we conceived the April’s “Burger of the Month”:
“So many people come to Puckett’s for the burger. And it is the South, so it made sense to fry it! Our next task was how to top it.The burger itself just screamed southern comfort food. Now, I’m a huge fan of bacon and onion jam.  So I thought, ‘why not make an onion jam using Southern Comfort liquor?’ To compliment the crispy fried burger I wanted to add pimento cheese on top. To cut the richness of the pimento cheese I added some sweet ‘n’ tangy chow chow. Because in the south we put chow chow on everything, right?!” -Puckett’s Brand Chef, Keith West

Once you taste all these flavors in the same bite, you can see why this burger is  Chef Keith’s favorite one yet! Below, Keith shares onion jam recipe that really gives this dish a kick. Enjoy y’all!

Onion Jam Recipe:

1 Red Onion Diced

2 TBL Bacon Grease (sub Olive Oil)

2 oz. Southern Comfort

1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp Salt

1/2 Cup Water

½ Tbl Corn Starch

1 Tbl Cold Water

Sautee Red Onions in bacon grease. Sweat onions down until they are dark and caramelized. De-glaze the pan with Southern Comfort. Add in red wine vinegar, sugar and brown sugar. Once dissolved, add water and salt. Allow the mixture to simmer for 30 minutes. Combine the corn starch and cold water in separate bowl. Slowly stir into mixture until a jelly like thickness. Cook on low 10 more minutes to allow corn starch to cook out. Serve hot or cold.

Burger of the Month
Each month, Puckett’s chef Keith West creates a “Burger of the Month” to serve to our friends. It’s always quirky, it’s always carefully crafted and it always makes us lick our chops. We’re going to start sharing some of those exclusive recipes with you!