Wish Upon A Dish: A Burger Throwdown between.............

August 8, 2010

A Burger Throwdown between.............

........Bobbby Flay and a recent winner in the site I have been submitting recipes too.

I choose Bobby's Hamburger with Double Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Vidalia Onions and Horseradish Mustard because it was the closest to the other burger that I could find of Bobby's.

I thought it would be fun to do a throwdown.
2 reasons. #1 : The Burger Club at Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice is rating Bobby Flay hamburgers this month and...

Reason #2 : I wanted to see if the winner of the Best Burger Contest was a winner.

I am remaining unbiased even though I have met Bobby and I simply adore him. If you want to catch a glimpse, just eat at Bar American on a Saturday at around 9-10 PM when he comes in to cook. Yes, he actually cooks in his restaurant and he's so cool about signing books and menus and taking pics.
If I sound like a groupie, I am.

Hamburger with Double Cheddar Cheese, Grilled Vidalia Onions and Horseradish Mustard.
* 1/2 cup Dijon and 1 tablespoon Prepared Horseradish
* 1 1/4 pounds ground chuck
* 8 (1/4") slices of Cheddar cheese
* 4 hamburger buns
* 4 leaves romaine lettuce
* 4 slices grilled Vidalia onions (brushed with olive oil and grilled till charred)
* 4 (1/4") slices beefsteak tomatoes (about 2)

The New Englandah Burgah
* 1 pound lean Black Angus ground beef
* 1/4 cup Maple Syrup (preferable made in New England)
* 4 thick slices cooked applewood smoked bacon
* 1 MacIntosh apple, grilled
* 4 slices Vermont Cheddar Cheese
* 2 rolls
* Salt & Pepper to taste

As the burgers are grilling, the maple syrup is brushed on as a glaze. At first I thought it would be in the burger, but I like that it is the glaze. It produced just a hint of sweetness.

Hubby called it a tie. I leaned to Chef Jason's burger because I did not like the horseradish mustard. I was wishing it would be creamier like a mayonnaise-based sauce.

So, congratulations Chef Jason, you have won the throwdown.
Bobby's recipe got a "2" rating.


Reeni said...

These are both mouth-watering! I don't really like the sound of the horseradish mustard - I'm more of a mayo girl. I love that you turned it into a throwdown! Thanks for joining in.

biz319 said...

Hey! Just "met" you through Reeni's blog. I am totally stealing the dijon horseradish musard - yum!

I hate onions, but other than that, I am all over that burger!

I am diabetic too - insulin dependent. With exercise though my A1C is 6.4 and my August blood sugar average was 124 - nice!

Off to check out some of your other recipes - the zucchini pickles on your side bar look intriguing!

Joanne said...

I actually have reservations at Bar Americain this coming Saturday! Awesome, I'll have to bring the cookbook of his that I own.

I'm sorry Bobby didn't win the throwdown but that other burger does sound amazing.