Your friends and neighbors may be happy with a simple cheeseburger, but not you. You're different. Special. One slice of American cheese on a patty just won't do it for you; you need a cheeseburger that brings the cheese in oozy ounces. Well, we've got the melt-y, cheese-y, scrumptious-y Swiss fondue burger here, for all your cheese needs. The flavor doesn't end with cheese; the burger is topped with a sweet onion jam and served with fries. Treat yourself to this special burger, and leave the simple burgers behind.
Stem and mince parsley.
Cut potatoes into ½" sticks.
Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips.
Combine Thousand Island dressing, smoked paprika, half the parsley (reserve remaining for fries), and garlic (to taste) in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Bake the Fries
Place potatoes on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil.
Spread into a single layer and bake in hot oven, 20 minutes.
Flip fries and bake until golden brown, 12-18 minutes.
Season baked fries with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.
While fries bake, make onion jam.
Make the Onion Jam
Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-low heat.
Add 1 tsp. olive oil, onion, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until soft and evenly browned, 12-15 minutes.
Stir in 2 Tbsp. water and cook until sweet and jammy, 3-5 minutes.
While onion cooks, make burgers.
Make the Burgers
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
Form ground beef into two 4"-diameter patties and season both sides with ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.
Add 1 tsp. olive oil and patties to hot pan. Cook until browned and burgers reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side.
Remove from burner. Remove burgers to a plate.
Wipe pan clean and reserve.
Toast Buns and Make Fondue
Return pan used to cook burgers to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add buns, cut side down, to hot pan. Toast until golden brown, 1 minute.
Remove buns to a plate. Return pan to medium-low heat. Add half the cream and a pinch of salt to hot pan. Bring to a boil, 1-2 minutes.
Immediately remove pan from burner. Stir in cheese until melted.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing burger on bottom bun and topping with fondue and onion jam. Garnish fries with remaining parsley. Bon appétit!