Glazed Donut Cheeseburgers with Brown Sugar Bacon

Ever since I saw the glazed donut cheeseburger online, I knew I wanted to try it.  It’s disgusting, looks fattening, like a heart attack on a plate, right?  In actuality, it was… amazing.  Transcendental, even.  A completely delicious burger-eating experience.  Hard to describe.  Having sweet elements added to meat is in no way unusual these days.  My best meatloaf has a brown sugar-ketchup glaze, pork is braised in Dr. Pepper, ham is braised in Coke, and people are rubbing brown sugar into everything.

Glazed Donut Cheeseburgers with Brown Sugar Bacon (for 1 burger)

Ingredients:

  • 1 glazed donut
  • 1/4 lb. beef
  • 1 thick slice cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and a grill or grill pan to medium high.  Place bacon on an oven-safe rack on top of a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.  Bake 8-10 minutes, or until bacon is cooked and sugar has caramelized.  Watch carefully to prevent burning.
  2. Form ground beef into a patty just slightly larger than the glazed donut, and press an indentation in the center.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides, then grill 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.  During the last 2 minutes of cooking, place cheese on burger patty and close grill top (or place bowl/lid over the top) to melt cheese.
  3. When bacon is done, cut each piece in half.
  4. Briefly grill glazed donut halves on the grill, then place burger patty on bottom half.  Top with four pieces bacon in a tic-tac-toe pattern, then add the top half of the donut.
  5. Serve with a salad, if you want to feel virtuous.

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1 Response so far »

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    Zahara said,

    Well, this is original, and you took the words right out of my drooling mouth: disgusting, fattening, heart attack…but I do love donuts and I do love burgers. Don’t really like to see sugar creeping into places it doesn’t belong, though.
    Homer Simpson will love faint when he gets a whiff of this.


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