This donut burger (or sometimes called the Luther Burger) is made with buttered and toasted glazed donuts (Krispy Kreme or your favorite kind), a beef patty, cheese, and bacon, to give you the most delicious, burger recipe you've ever had.
Begin by patting out 3 burger patties, out of 1 pound of ground beef (or use 3 pre-pattied burgers)
Season burger patties with salt and pepper.
Cook Burger Patties
If cooking in a skillet (see blog post for other cook methods) over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet large enough to hold all of your burger patties.
Place seasoned burgers in skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes and then flip. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until the juices run clear.
If making cheeseburgers, melt cheese on top of cooked burgers and set aside.
If topping with bacon, cook bacon to desired doneness. (see post for favorite cook methods) If cooking bacon in same skillet, cook on low heat for 10 minutes, flip and cook other side for 5-10 minutes until fully cooked. Set aside.
Prep Donut Buns
Slice glazed donuts in half, creating a top "bun" and bottom "bun".
Spread the insides of the donuts with butter, preparing for toasting.
In a clean skillet (or simply pour out bacon grease and meat drippings out of first skillet) and place buttered-side down on skillet, over medium heat. Toast for 2-3 minutes on the buttered side until golden brown.
Assemble Donut Burger
Place cheeseburger on top of bottom bun, top with bacon and top with other glazed bun half. Repeat for remaining donut burgers. Top with additional ingredients if desired. (See blog post for more ideas.)