Memorial Day grillfests are behind us, but what charred, meaty treats are you planning on serving this summer? Coffee-Rubbed Cheeseburgers with Texas Barbecue Sauce, maybe? Or Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Smoky Aioli? To give you some inspiration (and to shake you out of any burger rut you may be in), we turned to Canadian barbecue expert Ted Reader, dubbed "the crazy Canuck barbecue kingpin" by GQ magazine. His new cookbook, Napoleon's Everyday Gourmet Burgers, written in collaboration with Napoleon Gourmet Grills, has tips for everything from grinding meat to shaping burgers to BBQ etiquette. And while it includes a recipe for the "Great American Cheeseburger," it's Ted's more, shall we say, creative burger creations that caught our attention. Here are ten of the most awesomely crazy burgers ever, courtesy of Ted Reader.
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The Spam Burger
King of the Q Burger You never thought a Bundt pan would see the grill, did you?
Captain Crunch Waffle Burger : Instead of breadcrumbs, crushed Captain Crunch cereal acts as the burger's binder.
Meatzzza All-Burger Pizza: For those still on the Atkins plan.
Hot Diggity Dog Burger: The TurDucken of burgers.
The TurDucken Burger : We spoke too soon!
One Pound Porterhouse Burger: This may look tame compared to the others, but that melted goodness you see on top? Marrow butter.
Blueberry Venison Burger: Blueberry chutney, inside and out.
The Schwarzenegger Burger: Reader's tribute to the Governator.
Poutine Burger: Oh, Canada!
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