Donut Burger

Donut Burger
Staff Writer
Donut Burger
The Original Dinerant

Donut Burger

The Original Dinerant, a retro-inspired Portland, Ore., restaurant, serves up a Highland Farms beef patty topped with cheese between a house-fried glazed donut! This crazy mix of sweet and savory has gained a cult following at the restaurant, where it is offered during happy hour.

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10
Servings
819
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the glaze

  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream, plus more as needed
  • 1 Teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract

For the donuts

  • 2 Teaspoons yeast
  • 1/4 Cup plus 1 tablespoon water, warmed to 110-115 degrees
  • 1/4 Cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons lard, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying the donuts

For the burger

  • 2 1/2 Pounds ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for the grill
  • 10 slices Cheddar, such as Tillamook
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise

Directions

For the glaze

Place all of the ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer. Starting slow, whip with the paddle attachment until smooth and lump-free and just slightly thicker than pouring consistency. Adjust with more powdered sugar and cream if necessary.

For the donuts

In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water and let stand for 5 minutes. Then, place all of ingredients in the bowl of an electric stand mixer and mix on medium speed until the dough gathers on the hook.

Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead just until smooth. Divide the dough into 2 pieces and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Remove 1 piece of dough from the refrigerator at a time and roll to ½-inch thickness. Punch with a 2-inch donut cutter (or a 2-inch round cutter and a plain piping tip).

Let proof at room temperature until slightly puffed, about 10-15 minutes. Heat 1-inch oil in a skillet to 350 degrees and fry for 15-30 seconds on each side. Let the donuts cool and then glaze.

For the burger

Season the beef with salt and pepper, to taste. Divide up into 10 evenly sized balls and press down into patties. Preheat the grill on medium-high heat and lightly coat the grates with oil.

Grill the burger patties to the desired temperature. Add a slice of Cheddar on top of each patty. Slice each donut down the middle, placing the patty in between and top with a light spread of mayonnaise. Top with the other donut slice and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
42g
60%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
116mg
39%
Carbohydrate, by difference
70g
54%
Protein
37g
80%
Vitamin A, RAE
65µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
49mg
5%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
10g
40%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
102µg
26%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
45mg
14%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
346mg
49%
Selenium, Se
35µg
64%
Sodium, Na
219mg
15%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
96g
4%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

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