Sampling new burgers is the perfect way to usher in the summer grilling season. Throughout May—National Burger Month—The Pop Shop will feature a different burger creation each day, in addition the already extensive burger menu options and combinations it offers at its two locations (Collingswood and Medford). The mouth-watering choices will include Aloha burger, Southern Belle burger, Manchego Mambo burger, Three Little Pigs burger, even a Waffle burger! The recipe below is for the possibly too-good-to-be-true French onion soup burger with balsamic onion jam, which will be featured on May 9. Check out The Pop Shop’s entire burger calendar here.
French Onion Soup Burger
4 burgers of your choice
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
8 slices provolone cheese
The Pop Shop’s balsamic onion jam (recipe below)
8 slices rye bread
Brush each burger with Worcestershire sauce. Cook burgers to desired doneness. Before removing from heat, cover each burger with two slices provolone cheese and allow to melt a little.
Meanwhile, spread butter on rye bread and grill until golden. Place each burger on a grilled slice of bread. Top with a generous heap of The Pop Shop’s balsamic onion jam (recipe below). Top with remaining bread. Enjoy!
Serves 4 (or 2 very hungry folks)
The Pop Shop’s Balsamic Onion Jam
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons olive oil
5 large onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1¼ cups balsamic vinegar
1¼ cups brown sugar
1 teaspoons thyme
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the butter and olive oil. Add the onions and salt. Cook until they become tender and have reduced in volume by half, about 10 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Stir in the vinegar and brown sugar. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the onions become jam-like and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 35 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. The jam will thicken as it cools. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
The Pop Shop has appeared on the Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay and Recipe for Success. Its extensive and whimsical menu includes 30 kinds of grilled cheese, a dozen varieties of 100%-from-scratch pancakes, build-your-own burgers, creative blue plate entrees, salads and sandwiches, hand-cut fries, and soda fountain favorites featuring creative sundaes, splits, and milkshakes.
The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Avenue
1 South Main Street