Burgers

Burger Battle Royale: Best of the Midwest

BurgerBattle_Chef Tory Miller

 

CHEF TORY MILLER

of L’Etoile and Graze, Madison, WI

Find out more about this James Beard award-winning chef at jamesbeard.org.

 

 

 

 

Tory Miller’s Top 5 Favorite Burgers in the Midwest

 

1. GRAZE BURGER Graze, Madison, WI  

Rich, winey caramelized onions and super-rich beef on a squishy bun.

 

Graze Burger

Photo by Charles Masters

2. BEET AND WALNUT BURGER Graze, Madison, WI  

A veggie burger made of ground beets and walnuts topped with cucumbers, tomatoes and dill-flecked yogurt.

Graze Beet and Walnut Burger

Photo by Sam Egelhoff of Graze

3. BRICK BURGER Village Bar, Madison, WI  

Thick slices of brick cheese, a cheddar- like local specialty, seasoned salt and a juicy beef patty on a no-frills bun.

Brick Burger

Photo by Jessica H. via Yelp

 

 

4. BOB’S BAD BREATH BURGER Weary Traveler Freehouse, Madison, WI  

A garlicky organic burger piled with cream cheese, green goddess dressing and sweet Jamaican Pickapeppa sauce. Don’t forget your mints!

Bob's Bad Breath Burger

Photo by Sokheun P. via Yelp

 

5. LAMBWICH Honeypie, Milwaukee, WI  

Ground lamb, local Creama Kasa, a triple- cream-style cheese, and red pepper– oregano oil on a grilled focaccia bun.

Lambwich

Photo by @chuckt via Foodspotting

 

 

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#30DaysOfBurgers: Bacon-Burger Melts

Here we are at the end of our “30 Days of Burgers,” and we saved this juicy, mouthwatering burger for the end. Behold this burger beauty–a burger and grilled cheese combo topped with bacon!

Bacon-Burger Melts

Get the recipe: Bacon-Burger Melts


Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we shared a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” on pinterest.

 

Stay tuned as we share our Burger Battle Royale featuring America’s best restaurant burgers and top picks from well-known chefs the James Beard Foundation.

 

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#30DaysOfBurgers: Buffalo Thigh Sliders

This savory and succulent burger is a great gourmet bite in a small juicy package.  You can’t go wrong with a brioche bun and oozing emmentaler cheese. Get ready to delve in!

Buffalo Thigh Sliders

Get the recipe: Buffalo Thigh Sliders 

 

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on twitter or pinterest.

 

 

#30DaysOfBurgers: Cobb-Style Burgers

This mile-high burger, inspired by my favorite salad, is rich and refreshing at the same time. Crisp lettuce, creamy blue cheese, smoky bacon, ripe tomato, avocado and red onion get piled atop a juicy patty on a toasted brioche bun. Hungry yet? -Rachael Ray

Cobb-Style Burgers

 Photo by John Kernick


Get the recipe: Cobb-Style Burgers

 

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on storifytwitter or pinterest.

 

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#30DaysOfBurgers: Brie-Stuffed Burgers with Bacon

Here’s our solution to cheese that melts everywhere: stuffed patties! Just form your meat around a piece of cheese, then grill. Now you’ll get melted cheesiness when you bite into your burger instead of all over your grate. This will also help prevent the common raw-in-the-middle problem. And stop pressing on those patties while they grill! You may think you’re helping them cook faster, but you’re only squeezing out the delicious juices.

 

Photo by John Kernick

Get the recipe: Brie-Stuffed Burgers with Bacon

 

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on storifytwitter or pinterest.

#30DaysOfBurgers: Worcestershire Burgers with Swiss, Mushrooms & Ranch Dressing

I top these burgers liberally with ranch dressing, sherry mushrooms and swiss cheese–they’re deliciously messy! Try the dressing with iceberg wedges or as a veggie dip, too. -Rachael Ray

 

Worcestershire Burgers with Swiss, Mushrooms & Ranch Dressing

 

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on storifytwitter or pinterest.

 

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#30DaysOfBurgers: Club Burger Sliders

Is the saying true: Quality over quantity? You better believe it when it comes to this Club Burger Slider with Avocado-Ranch Dressing. The crunch of the whole wheat bread “buns” paired with the ooze of the homemade dressing is so irresistible you’ll want two!

Get the recipe: Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on storifytwitter or pinterest.

#30DaysOfBurgers: Pimento Cheese Patty Melts with Bacon

If you love sandwiches made with pimento cheese–that creamy Southern mix of mayo, cheddar and tangy red peppers–you’ll love this griddled version with my juicy worcestershire-spiked burger and bacon. It’s the tastiest mashup yet! –Rachael Ray

Pimento Cheese Patty Melts with Bacon

Get the recipe: Pimento Cheese Patty Melts with Bacon

 

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on storifytwitter or pinterest.


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#30DaysofBurgers: A Burger A Day

30DaysBurgers

Rach loves burgers and so do we! Celebrate summer grilling season with us by following our burger bonanza! Each day in June, we’re bringing you a different, juicy and delicious burger recipe, so you can get creative and never make the same burger twice. Find all of our “30 Days of Burgers” to date on storifytwitter or pinterest.

 

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