Pass the Cook Book Club: Bobby Flay’s Crunchburger

by Erin

It’s June’s edition of Pass the Cook Book Club! This month we cooked burgers from Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries, and Shakes and I have to say if the burger I tried is any indication of the rest of the cookbook, then it’s a dangerous one!


This burger was so insanely good, I had to put comfy pants on afterwards. Bobby certainly knows what he’s doing when it comes to burgers and you really cannot go wrong with half an inch of cheese and crunchy potato chips. Of course then there’s the sauce which you’ll want extra of so I doubled the recipe for you. Thanks to Kita and Bobby, I look forward to being in a bathing suit this weekend even less than before but it was absolutely worth it. I almost paired it up with onion rings but decided it had enough going on already, but I couldn’t skip the Bobby Flay milkshake O:-). Post soon!


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Serves 4



1/2 cup mayo (I used 2% plain Chobani)

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup horseradish sauce

Salt and pepper


1-1/2 lbs ground chuck (80% lean) or ground turkey (90% lean)

Salt and pepper

1-1/2 Tbsp canola oil

8 slices American cheese, each 1/4″ thick (I could only find pre-sliced so I just pressed two together to get 1/4-inch slices)

4 potato hamburger buns, split and toasted

4 slices beefsteak tomatoes

4 leaves romaine

4 slices red onion

Horseradish-Dijon Sauce

4 handfuls potato chips (I used kettle chips for extra crunch)


  1. For the sauce, whisk together the mayo, mustard, and horseradish in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. The sauce can be prepared 1 day in advance and kept covered in the fridge.
  2. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions. Form each portion loosely into a 3/4″ thick burger and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Season both sides of the burger with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the burgers, using the oil and topping each one with 2 slices cheese and a basting cover during the last minute of cooking.
  4. 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.

Source: Bobby Flay’s Burgers, Fries and Shakes


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Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} July 2, 2013 - 12:46 pm

I’m with you on the comfy pants!! I like this burger so much I’m duplicating it again this weekend…. with a side of beer battered onion rings (which might just replace the chips for me!)

Tracey July 1, 2013 - 2:37 pm

I loved this one too – it was so dangerously good, even with ground turkey instead of beef!

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 27, 2013 - 7:17 pm



Nessa June 27, 2013 - 6:31 pm

Yum! This is insane.

Pomme June 27, 2013 - 5:37 pm

I love this idea !!!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 27, 2013 - 5:20 pm

What a fun burger. I actually saw this burger on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and thought, ohh, I bet this is good! I can’t wait till you share the milkshake recipe!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts June 27, 2013 - 3:02 pm

The milkshake would be about the only thing that would have made this meal any better. Onion rings wouldn’t have hurt either, but I am kind of obsessed with onion rings.

sara June 27, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Yum! That sauce looks AMAZING. :)

Kristen June 27, 2013 - 12:10 pm

It looks like this burger was the majority favorite hands down. We sure loved it, too.

dixya| food, pleasure, and health June 27, 2013 - 10:53 am

everyone made crunch burger but me. I dont eat beef but crunch burger looks insanely good

Zainab June 27, 2013 - 10:20 am

Yay! Loved it too!

Jen @JuanitasCocina June 27, 2013 - 9:42 am

Comfy pants, with this burger = totally worth it!

Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines June 27, 2013 - 9:01 am

Comfy pants, definitely a must with these bad boys. Bathing suit avoidance is too. But, boy, do they look fantastic. Insanely so. I’m loving the horseradish mayo going on here.


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