Bob’s Burgers film info hits theaters this weekend (read our review!), giving us one other alternative to hang around with the Belcher gang.
We at Polygon determined the easiest way to commemorate the event was to pick a number of burgers from the official Bob’s Burgers burger book to prepare dinner and luxuriate in at house. Six of our intrepid workers selected a burger that sang to them (not fairly actually, though you by no means know with Bob’s Burgers) and began making them at house.
Learn our takeaways under, however first, a bit message to Bob Belcher:
Bob, my buddy. I do know you could have a ardour for burgers and for meals on the whole. However for God’s sake, boost your dishes! I do know your restaurant has been by lots over time, however perhaps for those who added a bit seasoning to your burgers, individuals would maintain coming again to your institution for causes aside from the household environment and good puns.
With out additional ado, our burgers!
Hummus a Tune Burger — Nicole Clark
Substances: Beef for the galette, served with an egg, panko breadcrumbs, salt and pepper; chickpeas, cannellini beans, lemon, tahini and garlic for the hummus; crimson pepper and arugula as garnish
The method: I’ve at all times needed to make home made hummus, and this gave me an awesome excuse. I’m additionally severely lactose illiberal and needed to decide on a burger with out cheese. The opposite dietary restriction substitution I made was a gluten-free bagel for a standard bun. We additionally changed the arugula with lettuce, solely as a result of I misremembered. Whereas my boyfriend made the patty and roasted the pepper, I centered on the hummus. The method was fairly easy – I prepped the elements and threw them right into a blender. Then we put every thing collectively.
The end result: I’d notice this 3 out of 5 spatulas – though the score might have been larger if I went extra on my instincts. The recipe did not name for sufficient lemon or garlic which made the hummus style flat. Fortunately the bell pepper added acidity and the arugula added a pleasant sharpness. With higher hummus it will have been a 4 out of 5 for me!
The Unbreakable Kimchi Schmidt Burger – Chelsea Stark
Substances: Beef patties seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder; inexperienced onion kimchi, bought at a neighborhood Korean grocery retailer; American cheese; salad; bacon; mayonnaise combined with a bit mirin so as to add sweetness; toasted sesame seed bread
The method: I truly discovered this burger identify in Bob’s Burger list of wikis not from the cookbook, so I attempted to adapt a recipe primarily based on what I assumed would greatest intensify the spiciness and sourness of the kimchi. I used a sweeter mayonnaise and American cheese, with salted bacon and contemporary lettuce which I hoped would add steadiness.
The end result: This burger has all of it. As a pickle lover, the kimchi added the flavors I needed with a satisfying warmth. The one factor I want I had thought-about doing was shredding the scallion kimchi much more because it made the chunk tougher. But it surely all goes so effectively with bacon and melted American cheese. I’d undoubtedly do that burger once more, so I am giving it away 4 of 5 signed Boyz 4 Now posters.
Blue is the most popular cheeseburger — Pete Volk
Substances: Veggie burger patty, sizzling sauce, butter, white vinegar, cayenne, white onion, all-purpose flour, milk, blue cheese, celery, buns, lettuce
The method: I used to be drawn to this burger for 2 causes. Above all, my deep and unwavering love for blue cheese. And in faculty, I ate Buffalo Hen Sandwiches for lunch far too many instances (because of UMD South Campus Eating Corridor). The concept of a burger that simulated bison wings with blue cheese was too intriguing to move up.
I attempted to include as many puns into the cooking course of as attainable and discuss to the burger and the prepare dinner as in the event that they had been individuals, like Bob. It principally led me to speak to them like they had been baseball gamers and I used to be their supervisor? Heaps to contemplate.
It was truthfully fairly simple to make – it isn’t a really difficult burger. But it surely’s a two-sauce burger, which implies a number of pots and pans find yourself getting used. And since our kitchen is concerning the measurement of a closet, we virtually needed to stand within the fridge to take the pictures above. However that is extra of an issue for us.
The end result: It was fairly good! I anticipated it to be extra like sizzling sauce, however that is not a criticism! The recent sauce was extra of a pleasant undercurrent to the overriding blue cheese taste (and for me it was completely tremendous). The celery is gone in there, which is not a criticism both – however for those who needed it to face out as a part of the meal, take into account including it as a contemporary ingredient alongside (and dipping it into your leftovers of sauces – we halved the recipe however there was nonetheless means an excessive amount of blue cheese sauce). The truth that Bob avoids seasoning his burgers is much less of a giant cope with this one, as a result of the patties comprise sizzling sauce, however we nonetheless added salt and pepper (come on, Bob!).
i’ll give this one 3.5 out of 5 Kuchi Kopis. We additionally ate it whereas watching Spy x Householdand eat a hamburger Bob’s Burgers whereas watching a unique animated present a couple of dysfunctional household at work was good. An necessary notice for future burger makers: my family has a number of dietary restrictions and we have used a number of substitutions. Your expertise could also be completely different!
The Cumin Cauliflower from Contained in the Burger Home — Sadie Gennis
Substances: Cauliflower, olive oil, entire milk, cilantro, cumin, lime juice, floor beef, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato
The method: The very first thing I seen when studying the recipe was how little seasoning there was, so we determined to amp up the flavors each step of the best way. This proved particularly vital for the cauliflower “mash”, which was not a lot a mash as crushed, crunchy florets. We added extra cumin, cilantro, and lime juice together with salt, pepper, and paprika, which saved the cauliflower from being a bland concoction to one thing that was truly fairly first rate. I additionally like a condiment and was barely horrified to see that there wasn’t a single one within the recipe. So whereas my husband was engaged on the galettes, I rushed to whip up a garlic aioli to unfold on the toasted buns. (You may by no means discover me toasting a bun. It is simply the easiest way to eat burgers and sizzling canine.)
The end result: It was completely and utterly tremendous! My husband and I each thought it will most likely have been higher with floor lamb – though we’ll by no means verify that suspicion since we have agreed we cannot make that burger once more. We used the leftover cauliflower as a facet to our salmon dinner the subsequent night time in order that was a pleasant bonus. Total the burger had some attention-grabbing flavors and textures nevertheless it did not appear balanced sufficient so I’ve to provide it a 3 out of 5 oxen. The aioli, alternatively, was scrumptious.
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Zucchini Burger — Zosha Millman
Substances: Inconceivable burger meat (our substitution), zucchini, olive oil, yellow pepper, dill, plain yogurt, mini brioche buns
The method: These sliders had been fairly simple to construct, all issues thought-about (though this assessment is dropped at you by my accomplice, who’s the actual boss between us). Like others on this record, our home took liberties with the seasonings within the galette and sautéed zucchini. And likewise like others on this record, we’d do it once more.
The end result: Though we put the yogurt sauce within the incorrect place, you would not comprehend it from the style of the burger. The crunch of peppers! Zucchini and yogurt flavors! All of it blended in with the earthiness of the burger in a means that gave you the total impact with each chunk. We agreed that the burger appeared like a 4 out of 5 grillmasters — a very scrumptious burger, if not one of the best burger ever.
Guess all of it on the black garlic burger — Danette Chavez
Substances: Black garlic, mayonnaise, floor beef, child spinach, salt, black pepper, sriracha, mozzarella cheese, brioche bread
The method: I assumed I used to be very strategic in selecting this burger, because it has a reasonably easy recipe. I had no thought how onerous it will be to search out black garlic; I went to Complete Meals, Dealer Joe’s and Customary Market earlier than I remembered there’s a effectively H Mart inside the metropolis limits. However as soon as I secured the black garlic, the burger got here collectively simply. I had already been warned concerning the under-seasoning, so I used my very own combine* for the patty and tried to stay to the mayo recipe. Black garlic has a really refined taste, so we tried to keep away from overpowering it with sriracha, however needed the condiment to have a little bit of a kick.
The end result: Regardless of my Homeric journey in the hunt for an elusive ingredient, conserving it easy has paid off. The burger was, let’s say, a bit fundamental, nevertheless it was undeniably tasty. I loved the crunchiness of the newborn spinach and the creaminess of the mozzarella. And the untoasted brioche bun, though mushy, supplied good help for the galette with out absorbing all of the mayonnaise. I’d give it 3.5 “Order!” bells.