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Can anyone identify this burger?

goober8 Jun 20, 2007 11:30 AM

My boss gave us this picture of a "burger" he had in Toronto and challenged us to identify the filling. Does it look familiar to anyone or can you tell what it is?


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    kasiav Jun 20, 2007 11:42 AM

    bacon? an entire burger made of bacon?

    just saw something very simlar on a hamburger a day... am i right?

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      goaneat Jun 20, 2007 12:14 PM

      chili and bacon????? maybe also fried onions??????

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        goober8 Jun 20, 2007 12:17 PM

        It isn't bacon apparently. The only clues we got is that it was in Toronto and that it is something you wouldn't want to eat everyday. We've also eliminated corned beef hash, moutain oysters and onions.

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        1. re: goober8
          deelicious Jun 20, 2007 02:30 PM

          It looks so much like bacon and/or well fried onions...hard to get past that. Is he playing with semantics? Is it Pancetta? Leeks? Grilled Proscuitto?

          Otherwise, my reaching guess is shaved roast beef that has been "carmelized"

          1. re: goober8
            bluedog Jun 20, 2007 04:00 PM

            Hmmm, if it's in Toronto and something you wouldn't want to eat everyday....it looks horrible enough to be from Dangerous Dan's.

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            GRobin Jun 20, 2007 12:55 PM

            Could it be the short-rib burger stuffed with fois gras which originated at db Bistro in NYC (I think) and was recreated at Bymark?

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            1. re: GRobin
              aurora50 Jun 20, 2007 12:59 PM

              It's made out of some kind of insects!??? lol

              1. re: GRobin
                goober8 Jun 20, 2007 01:01 PM

                Tough to say, the background is my boss's shirt and by the looks of the tablecloth, I suspect that this isn't the fanciest of places. Also, I took the rustic presentation as a food item that probably isn't served like that in a high-end restaurant.

              2. widehomehi Jun 20, 2007 01:02 PM

                onion soup burger?Meatloaf?

                1. Googs Jun 20, 2007 01:33 PM

                  Coney Burger.

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                  1. re: Googs
                    Edith S Jun 20, 2007 02:31 PM

                    Looks like some crappy Tex Mex place.

                  2. Davwud Jun 20, 2007 06:43 PM

                    I've heard of burgers that essentially is a amalgum of pulled pork and other binders that is baked into a burger/patty form.
                    Since this is in TO it probably isn't what that but it would still be my guess.


                    1. vorpal Jun 21, 2007 07:00 AM

                      Everyone else already guessed the few ideas I had... the only other thing I can think of is that it looks slightly like an overcooked potato pancake may have been involved?

                      1. Gio Jun 21, 2007 07:42 AM

                        Ground lamb, ostrich, gator, or other 'exotic' meat? Grilled vegetables?

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                          goober8 Jun 22, 2007 06:06 AM

                          Well folks, I got the answer. As it turns out, I've actually eaten at this place a bunch of times and like the knob I am, I didn't realize it was the same place. The burger is called the "Cereal Killer Sandwich" and consists of:

                          "Grilled Chicken Breast stuffed with Peameal Bacond and Cheddar, rolled in Corn Flakes then Deep Fried. Served with mayo, lettuce and tomato."

                          You can find this and other sleep inducing foods at Dangerous Dan's Diner.

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                          1. re: goober8
                            bluedog Jun 22, 2007 06:58 AM

                            I WIN I WIN I WIN I WIN!!!!!!!

                            Thanks goober8, you made my day!!!!!!

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