The Luther Burger - Doughnut Bacon Cheeseburger

Donut Bacon Cheeseburger
Grilled Cheese Social
  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 1 burger (serves 1)
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 The Luther Burger, also known as a donut bacon cheeseburger, is no joke. It may sound strange and totally unhealthy - and yea you're right, it totally is - but this unexpected flavor combo is perfect for special occasion splurges and cheat day eats.

What You'll Need

  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 1/3 lb. Organic (Grass Fed Ground Beef)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • a pinch of fresh pepper
  • 1 Glazed Donut (We recommend Krispy Kreme)
  • 2 slices American Cheese

How to Make It

  1. Begin by frying the bacon in a cast iron skillet. Turn the heat to medium and cook bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon and place on paper towel, placing the rendered bacon grease in a small container.
  2. Next slice your donut in half - being careful not to crush or remove any of the exterior glaze. Add the sliced donut, interior side down, and a little drizzle of the reserved bacon grease and toast until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside
  1. Meanwhile, start shaping your patty into a ball and sprinkling the outside with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the cast iron skillet with the rendered bacon fat to medium high and add the seasoned ball of beef. Let the beef ball cook for 3 to 5 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
  3. Flip the ball and smash slowly so the burger stays together. Let the burger cook for a few more minutes until desired doneness is reached; 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Flip the burger one more time, add the cheese and then remove from heat and cover for two minutes until the cheese has melted 
  5. Add the bacon to the top of the cheese cheeseburger patty then place it into the toasted donut. Serve immediately.