Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Donut Bacon Cheeseburger

So. Yeah.
This actually happened.
Sue has been dying to try this sweet-savory combination ever since we saw it on tv forever ago. 
I would just like to state something before we go any further here.
We are aware that this is not healthy.
In fact, we are aware that this is probably in the running for the most unhealthy thing on the planet.  There is no need to scold us, okay? 
We get it.
We're not going to eat this everyday.
Not that we don't want to eat it every day....this is crazy good. Each bite is a taste explosion of sweet - savory - cheesy - bacon-ness. 
You need this in your face.

Donut Bacon Cheeseburger

donuts, cut in half horizontally
(We used Krispy Kreme glazed donuts)

lean ground beef
onion, finely diced
garlic, minced
salt & pepper

aged cheddar cheese, sliced
Monterey Jack cheese, Sliced
bacon, cooked

Make up your burger patties by mixing the lean ground beef, onions, garlic, and salt & pepper. (Adjust measurements to suit the amount of burgers you are making - ex: 1 lb beef, 1/2 onion, 2 or 3 cloves garlic makes 4 - 1/4 lb burgers) 
Form into patties and cook on a grill, in the oven, or in a frying pan until desired level of done-ness is achieved. 
Prepare burgers - For each burger you will need 1 donut, cut in half, 1 burger patty, cooked, and at least 2 slices of your favorite cheese and 2 slices of bacon, cooked.  
Layer the burger as such - bottom of donut, burger patty, cheese slices, bacon, top of donut. (DON'T put any ketchup or mustard or BBQ sauce on it - it will overpower the other flavors!)
Eat and enjoy!!

You can see Sue was pretty excited to taste this. Eating a Donut Burger was actually on her bucket list. 
You definitely have to actually taste one to be able to understand it. The whole sweet and savory thing is pretty amazing. 
If you are looking for something fun and different to try then definitely give this a try. 

Be sure to stop by Carole's Chatter for some fun food links! T


  1. I've always wanted to try one of these =) Oh and one that I've seen recently that is a giant hamburger with a slather of peanut butter (maybe bacon too).

    1. I've seen the peanut butter on a burger thing too!! Maybe one day I will get brave enough to try that.... lol..

  2. We do "Fair Food Fridays" a few times each year, and the donut burger made the menu -- twice!

    As to the peanut butter.... Tastes great, unless you're expecting brown mustard! :)

  3. Oh my gosssssh! These donut bacon cheeseburgers sound absolutely amazing. What an indulgent dinner! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  4. This look awesome.Thanks for joining 4 seasons blog hop. Pin in Group's board.

  5. Fantastic idea - donuts and burger combined - so nice but a bit naughty too! Cheers

  6. Gotta have once in a while food once in a while, right?! I'm glad Sue got to try something off her bucket list. I must be under a rock because I've never seen this before.
    Thanks for linking. This week's See Ya in the Gumbo will be up and ready Monday night--hope you can make it!