donut burger

Glazed Donut Bacon Cheeseburger

by Joe on February 1, 2010

Yeah you read right, and yeah it is really gross…….

So last week I was down in West Palm Beach, Florida kickin’ it with some friends. The South Florida Fair was going on, and there was a bunch of tv spots on various news channels talking it up. One of the biggest attractions at these state/county fairs is the oddball food sold at the concessions. Apparently the biggest thing going these days on the fair circuit is the donut burger. This is pretty much a burger with a donut as the bun. With all the press this thing got, I decided I had to make an attempt at trying one, even though it just didn’t in any way really sound appealing. As you can see from these pics, the burger was pretty shitty. After waiting ten minutes for it to arrive, I was a little shocked to see I was being served something that looked like it had been made hours ago. I am guessing it was a super cheap 4oz frozen burger patty that you get from the typical restaurant supply store that had the life cooked out of it and resembled (and tasted like, a hockey puck. It was topped with a slice of processed cheese and 2 strips of bacon that had the consistency, and flavor,of tree bark. This was all sandwiched into a stale glazed doughnut. I took one bite and my friend Tony took one bite and then off to the garbage it went, with me feeling stupid for wasting the 6 bucks on it.

So, fast forward to today. I happened to have this box of doughnuts laying around so I figured what the hell. Maybe I could do a much better job. Here is the list of ingredients and some pics and video of the process.


  • 8 ounces ground angus sirloin
  • 4 pcs bacon
  • 2 slices american or cheddar cheese
  • 1 fresh glazed donut, larger ones work best
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

Directions–like this is really needed!

  1. Fry the bacon in a pan then place to the side
  2. Shape the meat into a patty. A trick i learned when making fresh burgers is to make an indent on top of the patty, this allows the burger to expand as it cooks without looking like a ufo with a big dome
  3. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. (What I also did ws take a small piece of uncooked bacon and placed it on the indent of the burger to inuse some more bacon flavor as it cooks, just toss it off before putting the cheese on.)
  4. Grill the burger and throw the cheese on at the appropriate time near the end of cooking.
  5. Split the donuts, and assemble the parts
  6. Schedule appointment for angioplasty as soon as possible

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Heather April 23, 2011 at 5:34 pm

It works best if you cook the split side down (grilling just a bit) and the glazed side is then on the inside nearest the meat. That makes it less messy..and still taste good.
(just a different way to put it together)


Joe June 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Yeah, if I ever give it a go again I will take your advice, sounds right!


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