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:

290 kcal

Daily value:



  • Protein 29 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 18 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 46 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 13 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 3 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 10 mg
  • Cholesterol 100 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 8 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 6 g
  • Folate, DFE 10 µg
  • Folate, food 10 µg
  • Folate, total 10 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Magnesium, Mg 27 mg
  • Niacin 4 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 248 mg
  • Potassium, K 373 mg
  • Retinol 13 µg
  • Selenium, Se 18 µg
  • Sodium, Na 106 mg
  • Water 63 g
  • Zinc, Zn 7 mg
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