The 'Luther' Donut Burger

The 'Luther' Donut Burger
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The "Luther" Donut Burger is one of the unhealthiest burgers to date, averaging at around 1,000 calories per burger. Although the origins of the donut burger are mostly speculative — its name is often attributed to R&B singer Luther Vandross — many restaurants have incorporated the trend into their menus. They’re classically made with two donuts (or one cut lengthwise) instead of buns, and comprised of a hamburger patty, cheese, and bacon. To make your own version at home, simply choose your favorite brand of donuts and build your personalized burger between them.

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Form the ground beef into a hamburger patty and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Preheat a skillet or grill to medium-high and add the burger. Cook until medium-rare, about 2 minutes per side. While the burger is cooking on the second side, add the slice of cheese and let it melt over the heat. Place the burger on the bottom half the donut and top with the bacon slices and the top half of the donut.


Calories per serving:

921 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 70g 107%
  • Carbs 34g 11%
  • Saturated 28g 139%
  • Fiber 2g 8%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Monounsaturated 27g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 38g 76%
  • Cholesterol 167mg 56%
  • Sodium 842mg 35%
  • Calcium 290mg 29%
  • Magnesium 50mg 12%
  • Potassium 547mg 16%
  • Iron 4mg 24%
  • Zinc 7mg 45%
  • Phosphorus 475mg 68%
  • Vitamin A 89µg 10%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 28%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 27%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 44%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 85µg 21%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 51%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 15µg 19%
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