Bob’s Burgers Review: The Hunt for Red Onion-tober

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

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water and coffee to a boil.
  2. Add the brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Stir until dissolved.
  3. Add the sliced red onions.
  4. 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

  1. Mix the seasoning with the beef.
  2. Form into four patties and flatten.
  3. Place 2 tbsp cheese in the center of each patty.
  4. Gently pull up the edges of each patty until cheese is covered.
  5. Form each patty into a ball and flatten.
  6. 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.

The Response

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.

5 Stars

Come back next week when we’ll try a new, as-yet-to-be-determined burger!


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