Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bobby Flay's Crunch Burger {Pass the Cookbook}

Summer is all about the burger. And although summer technically just started last week, Mr. J and I have already had a least one burger a week for the last couple of months.

Thus is was a welcomed suggestion of using Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes
for this month's Pass the Cook Book Club pick.  Each month Kita from Pass the Sushi picks a cookbook from her shelf that hasn't been used in a while.  We then pick one of three recipes to make.  I went with his signature Crunch Burger recipe.

The potato chips might have been the first thing to sell me on this recipe but in the end it was the sauce that had me licking my fingers and wanting seconds.  

*Insert here any moans or groans of goodness.**

It was one messy burger but well worth the mess. I have plans to use that sauce over and over and over again.  The only thing missing here was the milkshake.

Bobby Flay's Crunch Burger

by Bobby Flay
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
For the Burgers
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 4 potato hamburger buns
  • 4 slices beefsteak tomatoes
  • 4 leaves romaine
  • 4 slices red onion
  • 4 handfuls potato chips
  • Horseradish Mustard Sauce
For the Horseradish Mustard Sauce
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon
  • 2 Tbsp drained prepared horseradish
  • salt and pepper
For the Horseradish Mustard Sauce
Whisk together the yogurt, mustard, and horseradish in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

For the Burger
Divide the meat into four equal portions. Form each portion loosely into a 3/4" thick burger and make a deep depression n the center with your thumb. Season both sides of he burger with salt and pepper.

Cook the burgers, using the oil and topping each one with 2 slices cheese and a basting cover during the last minute of cooking.

Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and if desired top with tomato, lettuce, onion, and a dollop of horseradish mustard sauce. Pile on the potato chips and top with the buns. Serve immediately.
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  1. Oh, yeah, that sauce sounds incredible! What a gorgeous burger!

  2. Yum yum, I loved this burger too. Cannot wait to make it again.

  3. Loving all these burgers. :) The crunch is awesome here. :)

  4. You cooked your burger exactly like I like my burger! LOVE this!

  5. The mess was so worth it indeed! I enjoyed this burger.

  6. i dont eat beef but that sauce sounds soo good. also, i need to add chips to things

  7. Reading all of these burger posts is making me antsy to get back out the grill and make some more. We loved the Crunchburgers, too.

  8. Goodness all these cheeseburgers are making me hungry. Time for lunch! Yours looks fantastic - just love the crunch burger! The sauce sounds AMAZING!

  9. I am for sure up for a messy burger!! The messier the better :) This one looks mouthwatering good!

  10. Look so juicy and good - now I am hungry for it all over again!

  11. Oh wow, that looks delicious! The sauce sounds good too, and lighter b/c of the yogurt! I love using yogurt in cooking!

  12. Mmmm, I love messy burgers. Yum! :)

  13. Aren't all burgers suppose to be messy? :) This looks like a great burger and I love the idea of putting potato chips on the burger as a topping. Sounds delicious!

  14. Dude, I'll be right over. This is seriously yummy.

  15. I made this one a couple weeks ago when I got your blog for SRC and am SO totally hooked. I am not a horseradish fan, at all, but it is PERFECT with this burger! :)


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