The 'Luther' Donut Burger

Staff Writer
The 'Luther' Donut Burger
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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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Ready in
10 m
1
Servings
683
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Ounces ground beef
  • 1 slice Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Krispy Kreme donut, split horizontally
  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
76%
Saturated Fat
19g
95%
Cholesterol
141mg
47%
Protein
34g
69%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
81µg
9%
Vitamin B12
3µg
49%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.2%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.3%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
241mg
24%
Fiber
0.8g
3.3%
Folate (food)
21µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
47µg
12%
Folic acid
15µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
17%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
21g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
36%
Phosphorus
447mg
64%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
469mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
24.9%
Sodium
791mg
33%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.5%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
43%