The Luther Burger



Two original Krispy Kreme doughnuts, 4 slices of bacon and two 1/4 lb. beef patties round out this very sweet Luther Burger.

I’ll save the history of this burger for the thousand other websites that have done it before and restrict this page to our review.

To keep the project less than gourmet, we simply seasoned the ground beef with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper.  No eggs, onions, green peppers, bread crumbs, or other bullshit.  We used store-brand american cheese slices, the bacon was pre-cooked and I bought the doughnuts from the Krispy Kreme case in the supermarket.

The burger patties went on and off the grill uneventfully.  I sliced the donuts in half and placed them on the grill, cut side down, alongside the bacon while the cheese was attempting to melt on the patties.  Once the doughnut buns showed nice grill marks they were removed carefully with the bacon and we assembled the burgers.

After the first bite I decided that 2 patties was just too much meat and it was overpowering, but then again I’m probably just being a big pussy about it.  After removing one of the patties we proceeded with the second and third bites.  The glaze was really tasty and worked well with the bacon but the caramelness of the doughnuts took over.  Balance is so key when assembling a burger and for some reason we just couldn’t get it right.  Maybe a sauce to compliment the sweetness was needed.  Dijon mustard perhaps?  We fuck with a dijon and brown sugar glaze on salmon and the combo works really well.

Overall homeboy was so sweet (think “hamburger McGriddle“) that we thought the Krispy Kreme doughnuts would be better suited on a breakfast sandwich with an egg and bacon, sausage or ham rather than a hamburger.  Look forward to seeing a Krispy Kreme breakfast sandwich up here soon.

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18 Responses to “The Luther Burger”

  1. Hillary Thomas Says:

    Are you trying to give yourself a heart attack?
    That Luther burger is infamy!

    Man, stick to Koolickles!

    I kid!

    Keep up the AWESOME!

  2. Gluttonous Prime Says:

    I saw Paula Deen make this monstrosity. Then I watched her eat it. It was both sensual and nauseating.

  3. CeePee Says:

    Sweet like Luthers voice.
    I want to feel his touch (channeled through that burger)

  4. Louis James Says:

    Sheer genius!

  5. Corbin Says:

    If I may:

    “I done told ya – creep creep, ya best move
    like Luther Vandross, I’m fuckin’ up the West Coast”

    Dr. Dre
    The Chronic

  6. Mally Jonez Says:

    I thought i was gonna be at a loss for words until i seen this:

    yup, stroke in a donut!

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  8. Something Very Serious » Blog Archive » The Luther Burger Says:

    […]  This is the Luther Burger, said to have been a favorite of Luther Vandross (RIP), although I’ve also heard of it as being something one of the Neville brothers ate.  It’s a bacon cheeseburger on a krispy kreme doughnut rather than a bun.  I’d like to add that’s it’s really well photographed and looks like it’s on Martha Stewart.  There’s a review of how it tastes here. […]

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  11. Weekend of Fun « Something about Nothing Says:

    […] on the grill. I can not express how much I love meat cooked over a charcoal grill. Brooke tried the Luther Burger, a hamburger between a Krispy Kreme donut; a taste for the exotic and adventurous! Otherwise, […]

  12. Bobby Says:

    Fuck bro, only in the States!!

  13. d Says:

    No thanks. I’ll pass on the heart attack.

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  15. Glassco Says:

    Very good post.

  16. Murrow Says:

    great post! thanks…

  17. Ottoson Says:

    Hello just thought i would tell you something.. This is twice now i?ve landed on your blog in the last 2 weeks looking for totally unrelated things. Strange or what?

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    […] but The Blog thinks the cause of Mr Vandross’s untimely demise was the LUTHER BURGER, which was freaking named after the guy because he apparently invented it, no doubt through some […]

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