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Serve Spirit with a Red, White and Blue Cheeseburger

Whether or not you're staying open on July 4th, your customers will be looking to get in the holiday spirit for the days leading up to and following America's biggest holiday. Serve up a Red, White and Blue Cheeseburger for a fun, spirit-filled special.

Start with a mouthwatering Braveheart Black Angus Beef burger patty, made with special tender weave technology that ensures the burgers hold their size and shape when cooked. Grill burger to desired temperature. Next, add some rich, tangy Roma Gorgonzola cheese. Slather on some Raspberry-Jalapeño Sauce (see recipe below), finish with fresh greens and place on a Heritage Ovens Brioche Bun. Voilà, a delicious special, done. 

Raspberry-Jalapeño Sauce
Tangy raspberries and spicy jalapeño peppers pair nicely in this versatile sweet-hot sauce. It's easy to prepare and safely keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 medium red onion, chopped
2 to 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
2 Tbsps. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsps. orange zest
1/3 cup seedless raspberry preserves
1 package frozen raspberries, thawed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for about 2 minutes until soft. Add the jalapeños and continue cooking for an additional minute. Add the balsamic vinegar, sugar and orange zest. Cook for another 2 minutes, then add the raspberry preserves and thawed raspberries. Continue cooking until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Purée the sauce using a hand-held blender, regular blender or food processor. If desired, pass through a sieve to remove the raspberry seeds. Transfer to a squirt bottle.