It’s been a few long months since I made a burger from Bob’s Burgers, but last week I finally got back into it.
The Charbroil Fair Burger [S10:E2 “Boys Just Wanna Have Fungus”]
About the Episode
When Bob and Gene go in search of a rare mushroom, they fall afoul of other foragers after the same prize.
Back at the restaurant, Louise convinces Tina her new glasses have granted her super-sight.
About the Burger
This burger was supposed to come on focaccia with beets, but I don’t like beets. Instead, I made a Juicy Lucy topped with a red onion compote.
Red Onion Compote
- 2 red onions, sliced thin
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/4 cup coffee
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Salt & Pepper
Make the Compote
- In a large saucepan, bring the water and coffee to a boil.
- Add the brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until dissolved.
- Add the sliced red onions.
- Reduce heat to a rapid simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until the water is evaporated and the onions begin to thicken. (Mine took 45 minutes)
Meanwhile, make the hamburgers.
Beer Cheese Juicy Lucy
- 1 1/4 lb beef
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 8 tbs shredded cheese (I grated cheddar beer cheese)
Make the Burgers
- Mix the seasoning with the beef.
- Form into four patties and flatten.
- Place 2 tbsp cheese in the center of each patty.
- Gently pull up the edges of each patty until cheese is covered.
- Form each patty into a ball and flatten.
- Refrigerate until ready to cook.
Putting it All Together
- When the onions have thickened, remove from heat and place into a separate bowl.
- Allow onions to cool while you cook the burgers.
- Cook burgers as you normally would. I cooked mine over medium heat for 6 minutes per side to achieve medium wellness.
- Serve burgers topped with compote on buns. Include any condiments you wish (I only used mayo) and chips or fries.
This was an amazing burger. Maybe it was because I hadn’t made a burger in a while. Maybe it was because we were really hungry. Maybe it was just that good. But both Krystal and I gobbled them up.
Come back next week when we’ll try a new, as-yet-to-be-determined burger!
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