For the jam:
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 large shallots, roughly chopped
¾ cup of balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup coconut sugar
For the burgers:
1 ½ pounds of KOL Foods grass-fed ground lamb
2 cloves garlic, finely smashed
1 teaspoon rosemary flakes
zest of ½ lemon
¼ cup water
1 package KOL Foods grass-fed beef bacon
1.Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the shallots and cook until they have softened – about 10 minutes.
2.Add the vinegar and the sugar and cook over medium heat until a jam like consistency is reached – about 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and place to the side.
3.Preheat the oven to 500 on the broil setting and move the oven rack to the top of the oven.
4.Place 8 strips of KOL Foods beef bacon on a baking sheet covered in foil and place the sheet in the oven. Let broil 7 minutes, flipping once. Remove from oven and let cool.
5.In a large bowl, combine the lamb, garlic, rosemary, and lemon zest and water. Sprinkle with about a ½ teaspoon of salt and combine well.
6.Preheat the grill.
7.Form the lamb mixture into 4 equal patties and sprinkle with salt. Place them directly on the grill and cook until your desired doneness is reached – about 5-10 minutes for medium. Remove from the grill and place the burgers on a plate to rest.
8.Assemble the burgers by topping each lamb patty with a smear of shallot jam and two strips of beef bacon. Insert a toothpick to hold everything together. Grab a fork and knife or use your fingers and enjoy!