Krispy Kreme Burger
If you like sweet and salty recipes, you’ll love this one! If you’re not a fan—just replace the donuts with regular burger buns. Yup, you read right, I’m going to show you how to make one of the first really exciting recipes I tried: a Krispy Kreme burger, a burger with a donut for a bun! 🤯I seriously love this recipe; A sweet and salty burger is completely insane. 😍
So, without further ado, here’s how to make this dream of a burger:
Ingredients (for 2 burgers):
- 300 g ground beef (150 g per burger)
- House of BBQ Experts Texas Spice Mix and rub to taste
- 4 slices of processed cheese
- 2 original Krispy Kreme donuts (or any donuts of your choice)
- 2 to 4 slices of pre-cooked bacon* (1 or 2 per burger)
- Cheese curds, to taste
- House of BBQ Experts Ketchot Sauce, to taste (optional)
- House of BBQ Experts Colonel Mustard Sauce, to taste (optional)
- Preheat the BBQ with the burners turned all the way up, then lower the heat to create a direct and indirect heat zone. (If the BBQ has an infrared burner, turn it on instead of creating the direct heat zone.)
- Use your hands to form 2 ground beef patties.
- Sprinkle a good amount (not too much, but don’t skimp either) of Texas Spice Mix and rub on both sides of the patties to create a nice crust while cooking.
- Sear the patties directly over the infrared burner (or in the direct heat zone) and let them cook, crust and caramelize for about 2 minutes on each side (or until they come off the grill easily).
- Once the patties have been seared on both sides and the crust has locked in the juices and flavor, transfer them to the indirect heat zone and let them cook slowly but surely.
- Place 2 slices of cheese on top of each patty and let it melt.
- Use a knife to slice the donuts in half horizontally and place them in the indirect heat zone (ideally on the top rack), glaze side up, and grill for about 4 to 5 minutes.
- As the donuts are cooking, flip 2 of the donut halves over, and place 1-2 slices of bacon on top. Allow the bacon slices to crisp up.
- Add the cheese curds on top of the bacon slices and let the curds melt only a little, so they still “squeak” when you bite down on them later.
- When the donut halves (and all their condiments) and patties are ready, remove everything from the BBQ.
- Pour and spread Ketchot and/or Colonel Mustard sauce on the inside of the donut halves without condiments (optional).
- Assemble the burgers, serve and enjoy every bite. (Pure happiness!)
*For delicious bacon slices, cook in the indirect cooking zone or in a skillet until golden brown.