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Krispy Kreme Bacon Cheeseburgers

tmackietmackie Posts: 67
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
Decided to try a recipe I had once in a dive in NC. It may sound a little off, but they are extremely tasty! Basically, you replace the bun with a fresh KK donut sliced in half.

Here's a pic of the meat going on the BGE & half way through:



Here's the finished product with grilled asparagus and homemade sweet potato fries



  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    You Just made my day. I will have to try.
  • Thanks Bakeman! They really are good. The sweet and savory really do well together. My wife was really surprised. She expected the donut flavor to really stand out, but it doesn't.
  • Sinful.  I love it!  ;)
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
    You can also find me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    Did you grill the donut?
  • WOW, I will live vicariously through you. LOL \:D/
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
  • Bakeman - yes you grill the donut but only on the cut side. My picture shows the top bun grilled. You place the burger between the two glazed parts of the sliced donut. With the cut/grilled sides you have a nice clean grip on the burger!

    It only takes 15 seconds or so of 450-500 direct searing to toast the donut perfectly.
  • One more thing....

    A KK donut has 210 calories. A nice bakery bun from our local supermarket has 180. So, only a 30 calorie difference!
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,480
    I get it. The grilled asparagus makes it healthly. Tammy from the Dallas area did that at a fest and WOW....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    It will be tried on Sunday, cooking a bunch of food for the Great American Race.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,604
    That is just evil! Good, but evil.

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  • Here's a better view of the top of the donut with the grill marks:

  • BakemanBakeman Posts: 113
    I am about ready to go to work, I am debating weather to call of or go get burger and donuts.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited February 2012
    isn't that paula deen's signature burger? i think she developed it. along with type2 diabetes.


    looks intriguing.  but man, how rich is it?

    when we got a krispy kreme near us and it first opened, i would buy two boxes of six.  i would eat six on the ride home and walk in with the others "who wants donuts!?!"
    when i didn't have one someone would ask and i'd reply "oh no, none for me, i'm fine. trying to watch my weight"

    here's her recipe

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • I had this burger on a college road trip to NC (home of Krispy Kreme) in the mid 80's. Don't know how long Paula has been making it. A buddy of mine told me he thought he saw it on the menu at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas too.

    Again, the thing to keep in mind is that there is only 30 calorie difference between a KK donut and a deli burger bun. The pile of french fries that most people eat are far more detrimental to your health and waistline than a single 200 calorie donut.

    Everything in moderation...
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,480
    tmackie yep, but you can just eat just one deli burger bun..............................................
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273

    that looks wicked good....

    in so many ways.

    Cookin in Texas
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,869
    I get one of those every year at the Dixie Classic Fair. Always a long line.

    Yes, that really is the name of the fair.
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    My wife hates burgers but loves KK. Perhaps this will get her back on the wagon. Thanks for posting!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • tmackie. That sinfully outrageous. Seen Paula cook this before
    What seasoning did you use on the hamburgers?
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,284
    edited February 2012
    Hey, @tmackie -- Can I brag about you & share one of your pictures on my blog's Facebook page?  They love this stuff... (me too)!  

    Please feel free to say no -- No pressure. :)
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
    You can also find me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • NecessaryIndulg - feel free to share - no worries

    Austin Egghead - I use the Dizzy Pig - Cow Lick Steak Rub these days on my burgers
  • Umm, it depends on the hamburger bun.  Most hamburger buns I found on a quick search contain around 100 +/- 20 calories.  And then there's that little fat thingy.  A KK 200 calorie donut has 110 calories from fat.  Hamburger buns have around 15 or so. 

    That said, if you are eating a nice big juicy burger, you are right, you might as well enjoy it, lol!
    The Naked Whiz
  • All the KK in my area closed. Wish I could try this !!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • Love your cast iron grate tmackie!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • Nightwing, maybe you could come down for the annual 5 mile krispy kreme run in Raleigh.  They run 2.5 miles from the starting line to the KK store.  They are given a dozen KK's to eat, and they they run 2.5 back.  There are usually a few good photos of suffering faces in the paper the next day.  I'd try it, but this old knee of mine won't let me run, lol.  Maybe I could just hang out at the KK store as a volunteer and hand out the boxes to the runners.
    The Naked Whiz
  • Love your cast iron grate tmackie!
    Thanks! It's the BGE grate I got at my dealer.

    I have a Ceramic Grill Works Swing Rack on order that hopefully will ship soon...
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