Burger Talk

Custom Burger Blends That Will Dominate Grilling Season

Oxtail, brisket, short rib and shank, all welcome
May 12, 2015 1:00 pm

If you’re ready to crush the burger competition this grilling season, Richard Chudy and Samuel Monsour of the new cookbook American Burger Revival want to give you some guidance on creating and cooking the greatest patties imaginable. Read through their suggestions, take advantage of their wisdom and expertise, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy your summer grill-outs more than ever before. Can you smell the smoke?

We’re So Smart: Gluten-Free Pao De Queijo Burger Buns

Wheat-free burger buns with cheese built right in
Apr 22, 2015 1:00 pm
pao de queijo burger
Photo: Jess Kapadia

I took my pao de queijo recipe, added extra cheese, and baked them in 4.5" ramekins to make perfect cheesy gluten-free buns. The best part about these? My wheat-eating friends will still eat them without complaining, cause they’re made of cheeeeeese! Can potato buns say that? No, they can’t.

Did This Iowa News Reporter Find The World's Hottest Burger?

Recipe includes five chili peppers, grain alcohol
Feb 24, 2015 1:15 pm

How's this for "stunt food"? A restaurateur in Iowa claims to have created the world's hottest burger and has reportedly petitioned Guinness World Records to create a whole new category to fit this insane inferno of a beef patty. It's called the "Hellfire Burger," and Xtreme Smokehouse and Grill owner Loren Gingrich requires you to sign a waiver before you try it. Here's how it's made.

Is This The Craziest Groupon Ever? Hint: Cheeseburgers For A Year.

Philly's PYT offers insane savings for burger buffs
Feb 9, 2015 1:05 pm

In case you were wondering, Groupon is still a thing. And, right now, the daily deals site is offering a pretty insane package for burger lovers in New York and Philadelphia. Takers will receive one burger with fries every day for a whole year. The pricetag: $144, or about 39 cents per burger an advertised savings of $4,380. Sound too good to be true? We thought so, too. But a Groupon official confirms that the deal is legit.

Shake Shack And Staple Design Collaborate On T-Shirts, Sunglasses, Concretes

Stylish burger capsule collection debuts today
Sep 12, 2014 9:00 am

What happens when you take a growing burger chain, a frozen custard concrete and a top NYC design firm and mix them all together? You get a Shake Shack x Staple Design collaboration, which features a limited-edition T-shirt, sunglasses and a customized frozen custard, all released today. Check out the photos and info here. 

The Secret To A Great Grasshopper Burger: Duck Fat, Of Course!

Chef Rodney Scruggs on his best 'Pestaurant' recipe
Jun 6, 2014 11:00 am

On Wednesday, some 550 of the offbeat bugs-on-a-bun were served to attendees at a 'Pestaurant' charity event in Washington, D.C. The sliders, made with both grasshoppers and crickets, were a big hit. “When working with [insects], you’ve got to open your mind, you’ve got to have fun,” says chef Rodney Scruggs.

Have You Seen The Oozy, Melty Burger Porn On Food Republic?

We are masters of the burger, scholars of the grill
May 29, 2014 1:30 pm

If you're a Food Republic kindred spirit, you take great pride in the first bite of a perfectly cooked, totally decked out, pretty much pornographic cheeseburger. Thanks for being you. To honor this noble characteristic, we've stacked up 14 of our favorite photos of burgers for your viewing pleasure below, along with accompanying stories and recipes in case you feel like doing something about it.

Harlem Shake's Classic Cheeseburger Recipe

A huge, melty double cheeseburger lives in Harlem
May 27, 2014 2:00 pm

Harlem Shake's burger recipe includes a blend of sirloin, chuck and brisket (though, you’re fine to use one or the other). Owner Jelena Pasic insists on using Martin’s Potato Rolls, which we agree is one of the best moves for backyard burger grilling. And when it comes to cooking the burger, she suggests using a cast-iron skillet and employing a “smashing” technique that achieves a nice crust. Oh, and they loaned us their secret sauce recipe (thanks again!) 

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