As Adam Richman, host of Man vs. Food on the Travel channel, says “oh my goodness, oh my goodness.” Sink your teeth into a bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme donut. (If you keep kosher, forgive me as I have probably offended you on so many levels).
We watched Adam taste this concoction on the “Baseball” episode (in case you want to Hulu). At the GCS Ballpark in
, you can cheer on the Gateway Grizzlies and dine on this sandwich which tends to run between approximately 800 and 1,500 calories. In some circles this is referred to as the Luther Burger after singer-songwriter and record producer Luther Vandross. Whether he was the inventor or just a fan, try the Luther “Here and Now”; it will become an “Endless Love”. Sauget, IL
- Krispy Kreme or other glazed donut
- Ground beef slider, aka mini-hamburger patty
- Slice of cheese like extra sharp cheddar or American
Cook the burger on the grill. A slider fits the size of the donut better than a full size hamburger. Cook the bacon. As the slider finishes cooking, place the bacon on the meat, then the cheese. Slice the donut in half and grill the donut on the inside to create a crisp “crust” for the bun.
To assemble, place the burger-bacon-cheese on a donut half (glazed side up, touching the meat) and then top with the other half of the donut (glazed side down, touching the meat).
The picture does not accurately reflect the assembly instructions above given that the donut is inside-out and the bacon is on top of the cheese vs sandwiched between the meat and the cheese. So sue me – it still tasted good – and David would not permit me to make - or eat - another.
Answer to the MvF pop quiz:
1) Kuby's to sample their sausages
2) Sonny Bryan's for good TX bbq
3) Sprout's in Arlington for their meat lover's pho (pronounced: fuh as in "what the...")