Hawaiian Luau Burger

Ted Reader is a man I’ve referred to as someone who tiptoes the fine line between genius and lunatic, and that’s exactly why I love this man.

His cookbooks are big, bold and absolutely nuts. Ted just came out with king of all burger books – Napolean’s Everyday Gourmet Burgers.

Meet Ted and the Ultimate Cheeseburger Melt. It’s as big as his head and includes 5 different cheeses and a side of heartburn.

The Schwarzenegger Burger has 2 bacon-covered sirloin/ground pork burgers on either side of a hot dog, grilled on a cedar plank. I’d make this just for giggles.

The Steak Oscar Burger is a bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin burger topped with lump crabmeat, asparagus and dijon mustard sauce.

The Halibut King Crab Burger includes wild rice, grated carrots, onions and red bell pepper on top of a broiche bun.

The over-the-top Billion Dollar Burger is made with smoked shredded beef brisket, foie gras, Kobe beef, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whisky. And that’s just the patty. Top the burger with a seared piece of foie gras, shaved truffles, caviar and surround with morel mushrooms.

So which one would you try?

I’m all over Ted’s Hawaiian Luau Burger – a pork patty topped with grilled pineapple, tomatoes, red onion and shaved smoked ham. The recipe for the Luau Burger is over at Steamy Kitchen on TLC.

Recipe for the Luau Burger is over at Steamy Kitchen on TLC.

Comments 37

  1. Wei-Wei

    ULTIMATE CRAZYBURGERS! These look so epic! Especially the one that looks like a dumbbell. I don’t even remember what it contains without scrolling back up, except that it involves bacon ;)

    Wei-Wei

  2. Kath

    Thanks for the Hawaiian Luau Burger recipe. It looks amazing! I love that the buns are buttered before grilling! I hadn’t heard of Ted Reader before–I’ll have to check him out.

  3. Alta

    I think I’ve had a heart attack about 3 times just reading this post! Although that Luau burger does sound tasty…

  4. Carrie

    Oooo, the burgers look so good! Except for the Hawaiian burger. I live in Hawaii and absolutely can’t stand pineapple with meats. It’s good alone, fresh, raw. Not cooked. The cooked smell reminds me of the Dole Cannery when my sisters worked there way back when they were in high school. Yuck.

  5. Dani

    Jaden, seriously… your photography is absolutely GORGEOUS! I read and read and read your tips but can’t even get in the ballgame! Think I may have to bite the bullet and invest in a fancy camera…
    As for those burgers…. think I’d have to go with the Luau!!! I swear, your photos make the food look so “Real” I feel like I can taste it!!

  6. Kim in MD

    Wow…They all look amazing! I am heading over to TLC right now to get the recipe for the Luau burger! Thanks for sharing, Jaden! :-)

  7. Robin

    OMG! The Hawaiian Luau burger looks awesome! Can’t wait to try it!! And I LOVE the Schwarzenegger burger! My little girl laughed so hard when she saw it!! Looks like a new book is about to be added to my collection!!

  8. Julie

    That may be the most awesome burger I’ve ever seen (the luau one), I’d have to fast for a week to be able to eat it all!

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  10. daphne

    That looks like a real sexy burger! woah! great stuff!!! pineapple hey..

    the crab burger caught my attention too. I wouldnt have thought of using it as a burger but it works!

    btw- I noticed your cookbook in SG and KL recently. Well done Jaden!

  11. Sherri M

    ok, while they all do look like a heart attack, I don’t see any one of them I wouldn’t try. I’ve GOT to get this book!

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