Manchego and Fig Jam Burger

We have our son Michael to than for our love affair with this Manchego and Fig Jam Burger.  He, along with his girlfriend, bought a copy of Bob’s Burgers Burger Book (affiliate link)and shared this recipe with us.  They have been having a lot of fun with trying all the different recipes in the book.  It only took us making the Manchego and Fig Jam Burger once and we were hooked!

Manchego and Fig Jam Burger

Before you start looking for the ingredients to make this burger, I do need to warn you that it tends to be a tad bit expensive.  Manchego cheese at our grocery store runs about $20/lb.  I usually look for the smallest block of cheese which I can normally pick up for $5 – 7.  Depending upon how many burgers we make, this will allow us to have these burgers 1 or 2 times.  Fig jam can be expensive as well.

I do have to admit, not all fig jam is created equal so be careful with what you buy  There has been fig jam that I bought and needed to get rid of because I just didn’t like the taste.  Given that it’s a bit expensive I now stick with the tried and true.  I personally LOVE Davina’s Orange Fig Spread (affiliate link) which I find at Festival Foods by the gourmet cheeses.  In the store I am usually able to get it for about $6 which is cheaper than I found it on Amazon.

To make this recipe even easier, I like to buy pre-formed hamburger patties that I can pull out of the freezer and cook as needed.  I usually cook a few more burgers than needed so that Mike and Belle have left-overs to eat for lunch.

The cookbook itself is really fun and has a lot of good recipes as well as tips on how to make an excellent burger.  It would definitely be a great Christmas present for a Bob’s Burger fan in your family.

Manchego and Fig Jam Burger


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 6 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 hamburger patties
  • 1 small block Manchego cheese
  • Fig jam
  • 4 buns
  • Lettuce (optional)


  1. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add the shallots, stirring to coat. Continue cooking over low heat, stirring occasionally, until shallots are soft and golden brown. Set aside
  2. While shallots are cooking, thinly slice Manchego cheese
  3. Cook hamburger patties, when finished cooking, top with Manchego cheese allowing the cheese to melt. Set aside.
  4. If desired, butter buns and lightly toast.
  5. Add hamburger with melted cheese to the bottom bun and top with lettuce (optional) and shallots. Spread fig jam on the top bun, add to your burger.

Have you tried any recipes from Bob’s Burgers?  Which ones are your favorite?


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4 thoughts on “Manchego and Fig Jam Burger

    • It’s delicious and is definitely a treat. Now that summer is here and we will be grilling more these will become a regular on our menu 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!