Bobby Flay's Crunchburger | Kita Roberts
Vary rarely do I make a recipe exactly as it states. I don't ever measure (unless I'm baking), I just toss things in, add things, omit things, and pretty much wing it after the title and initial concept are established. I also grind my own meat, 99% of the time. And damned if I have not whipped up some amazing burgers.

The one single solitary time that I grab some ground beef from the market in a rush and follow a recipe to a T, don't you know what happens. Handsome takes one bite and exclaims that it's the best burger he's had in months. This food blogger is gunna quit.

But it was a pretty killer burger, horseradish sauce and all.

And the best part is it's one of the recipes for this months Pass the Cook Book Club!

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Bobby Flay's Crunchburger | Kita Roberts


Crunchburger (AKA Signature Burger)

From Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries, and Shakes

Ingredients:Bobby Flay's Crunchburger | Kita Roberts

  • 1 ½ lbs ground chuck (80% lean) or ground turkey (90% lean)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 ½ tbs canola oil
  • 8 slices American cheese, each ¼" thick
  • 4 potato hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 4 slices beefsteak tomatoes
  • 4 leaves romaine
  • 4 slices red onion
  • Horseradish Mustard Mayo
  • 4 handfuls potato chips


Divide the meat into 4equal portions. Form each portion loosely into a ¾" thick burger and make a deep depression n the center with your thumb. Season both sides of he burger with salt and pepper.
Cook the burgers, using the oil and topping each one with 2 slices cheese and a basting cover during the last minute of cooking.
Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and if desired top with tomato, lettuce, onion, and a dollop of horseradish mustard mayo. Pile on the potato chips and top with the buns. Serve immediately.


Bobby Flay's Crunchburger | Kita Roberts

Now check out all the other burger-liciousness from the other great participants today.


  1. This is one amazing burger. I love the crunch!

  2. Lauren at Keep It Sweet says:

    I always get annoyed when I make some super easy dessert and people can't get over how amazing it is... and then there is something that took so much longer and they like it but, you know, it is fine!

  3. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I loved this burger! It will definitely have a reappearance.

  4. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says:

    Oh man, I hate it when that happens. You need to find some subtle cue that you can give your guy so he knows when not to say that a meal's 'the best ever.' I think it looks delicious...especially with that oozy, melting cheese. Wow.

  5. Jen @JuanitasCocina says:

    The wife said the same thing...whatevs. It was a killer burger. She now wants me to put the salt and pepper on the outside of the burger...never on the inside mixed with the meat again. *sigh* Thanks bobby for ruining my game!

  6. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says:

    I followed the recipe to the T as well. Glad I did because it was delicious!

  7. RavieNomNoms says:

    That sounds awesome!!

  8. dixya| food, pleasure, and health says:

    even though I dont eat beef, it looks soo juicy and want a bite.

  9. Emily @ Life on Food says:

    I loved this month's selection of burgers. And I loved the Crunch burger. The sauce went on everything we ate for a week!

  10. Murphy's law of cooking: the family loves dinner made from a mix more than the one that took 3 hours of slaving. Seriously, it's why I grill steaks at Christmas and make enchiladas for Thanksgiving. Thanks for picking some great burgers this month. The Crunchburgers were a big hit at my house, too.

  11. Renee @ Tortillas and Honey says:

    I'm so annoyed at myself that I couldn't get my act together this month! All of the burgers sound so wonderful, but I am definitely going to make this burger!! Your photos are wonderful!

  12. Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes says:

    Wish I had participated... this looks AMAZING and your photos have me drooling. What a great burger!

  13. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    Love pringles, what a great choice for the chips! Handsome is right, these burgers were amazing - but seriously? You make some darn right amazing stuff, that boy needs a talking to 🙂

  14. That burger look so tasty! Totally delicious photos. 🙂

  15. Heidi @foodiecrush says:

    I'm no measure-er either, I'm a winger. And the more horseradish the better. Tasty!

  16. Amanda @ thetastetester says:

    Drool. On. Keyboard. Seriously though, love the photography. I want this burger right now!

  17. movita beaucoup says:

    I forgot about how much I like potato chips on burgers! I'm on it...

  18. Looking at these photos I started to drool this means that my body is asking/ begging for this burger 🙂 Looks so yammy, certainly I`ll try this as soon as possible.

  19. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Oh goodness! This is gorgeous, I am needing this burger ASAP 🙂

  20. amanda @ fake ginger says:

    I think I need this cookbook. I love any burger with chips on it!

  21. Shane won't stop talking about these burgers either, he loved them so much! I even made them with ground turkey, I can't imagine how crazy he'd have gone for ground beef 🙂

  22. This burger looks awesome! i don't eat beef, but this burger made me rethink that.....for a minute 🙂 Can't wait to join the group this month, it's looks yummy and fun!

  23. Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} says:

    Kita, I'm sure you've whipped up some amazing burgers but I'm with your husband on this! The simplicity of these patties really made them the best burgers I've ever had too!! Such a great selection for the club!!

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