Sweet Jam with Truth

“They say the truth is in the pudding, well, at Rhinegeist, it's in the jam. This Sweet Jam with Truth is a year-round lip-smacker that can be put on everything!” - Chef Christian Gill


  • 3 large red onions diced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh parsley coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of Rhinegeist Truth
  • 2/3 cup of chardonnay vinegar (or white balsamic if you cannot find chardonnay vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Generous pinch of fresh ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • In a large skillet heat olive oil.
  • Add diced onions, garlic, and parsley to oil and cook for 5 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add cayenne pepper, thyme, and sugar to onions stirring only to coat.
  • Let the mixture reduce over medium heat as the onions start to caramelize. There will be minor sear and char on the bottom layer of onions so toss a couple times to keep from burning.
  • As the sugar melts and becomes sticky add the Truth to de-glaze the pan, making sure to coat all of the mixture.
  • Incorporate the chardonnay vinegar stir and turn heat down to low.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes, or until you can drag a flat spatula through the middle and it takes more than 2 seconds to come back together.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Slap it on your favorite sandwich, burger, crusty bread, or use it as a garnish for roasted pork or chicken!
  • Refrigerate! Good for 5 days per batch!

Boursin Burger


  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 lb ground round
  • 1/4 lb ground bacon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato sliced thick
  • 1 wheel of your favorite boursin style cheese (we prefer original garlic and herb!)
  • 1 lb thick cut bacon on the crispy side
  • 8oz of Sweet Jam with Truth
  • Your favorite burger buns


  • Combine all the spices eggs and protein in a large bowl. Be sure to mix thoroughly with your hands until all the spices are well incorporated in the beef and pork mixture.
  • Patty out 1/2 pound burgers and put them in a freezer safe ziploc bag.
  • Let them rest for fifteen minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet to medium high and add a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Once oil is hot, add three or four patties to the skillet. Let them cook for 7 minutes per side and only flip them once!
  • When flipped, add 2 tablespoon of boursin cheese to the cooked side of the burgers. Spread evenly and let it melt during the rest of the cooking time.
  • Split your buns and spread a generous amount of Sweet Jam onto the top half of the bun.
  • Stack the rest of your ingredients however you wish and add your cooked patty as soon as it is ready.
  • Crack open a cold Truth and watch your friends pass out from deliciousness.