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Stuffed Burger

Stuffed Burger
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Enjoyed the best tasting Burger recently at a Cuban Diner in Chicago. The owner asked if I wanted to try a Cuban Burger and I said why not.

Got the very best burger of my life!!!

This lady stuffed the burger with diced green peppers, onions, unknown seasoning, unknown cheeses and made a delicious half pound burger where every bite of meat had just the most awesome succulent taste.

Got me thinking about a new type of fast food burger joint. You select the ingredients and seasoning you want stuffed and cooked inside your burger... Green Peppers, Onions, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Basil, Mushrooms, Cilantro, Tomatoes, Cheddar, Mozzarella, Feta etc.

At the end all is packed in with your choice of meat filler and cooked up "your way" in under a minute.

This tantalizing morsel of meat is served on your choice of bun/roll with additional condiments and toppings.

20 stuffings, 20 toppings, 4 breads, 3 meat fillers, 4 cheeses.19,200 combinations with variable proportions.

This place would have special burger preparation machinery for mixing. packing and cookin these customized bites.

If your in a hurry you can always get the "House" burgers through the drive through. This new chain can become the dominoes of burgers delivered to your door.

You can even go online and select and build your stuffed burger through an interactive website. See how others are mixing things up... Have a few styles of "House" burgers for the newbies.

Just "Stuffed" Burgers, A few sides and drinks.

These babies are not 99 cents... $5 a burger but worth every penny. The franchise could easily be started in food courts... The key would be the stuffed burger making machine.

Next time you want a burger try stuffing one at home and you'll see that nothing beats the taste of having certain ingredients stuffed and cooked inside.


Shapharian, Sep 13 2007

Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers in California http://www.barneyshamburgers.com/
For example. [jutta, Sep 13 2007]

Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Britain http://www.gbkinfo.com/
[jutta, Sep 13 2007]

Wibbley's Gourmet Hamburgers in WA http://www.yelp.com...RSGGtrzNS796iJiyYUw
[jutta, Sep 13 2007]

Royale Eatery in Cape Town http://www.sexbyfoo.../cbd/royale-eatery/
[Ned_Ludd, Sep 13 2007]


       In high-income areas like Seattle, California, and London, Gourmet Hamburgers are an existing trend. (People have a lot of money and want good ingredients and something specific that they crave, but the blueprints for their cravings come from the cheap foods of their childhood.)   

       You can excel in that genre by offering even more ingredients, or by specializing in stuffed patties, or by offering delivery - but ultimately, you'd just do something that other people already do, just a little more of it.   

       Damn, now you've made me miss Cuban food.
jutta, Sep 13 2007

marklar, Sep 13 2007

       Well to be honest i can care less about the business side. I need to get back to chicago for a burger fix. Who knows what she's got in the thing but i'm craving it bad.   

       I've been dabbling making different burgers at home but it just isn't the same as going out to her little diner and having her make you one...   

       Too many options may kill this anyways... I enjoyed it because it was am unexpected surprise and not knowing what was in it made me more attentive to the taste.
Shapharian, Sep 13 2007

       This is just Subway for burgers. Isn't it?
theleopard, Sep 13 2007

       Good idea... Subway would work well. I think there doing pizza's now.   

       What I liked was the taste of having the cheese and onions cooked inside the burger.   

       Pick your stuffings and the subway staff would place your stuffings into a machine that would mix/make the patty and cook it up. Kind of like a bagel toaster.   

       Out pops your patty onto a subway assagio bun... voila.
Shapharian, Sep 13 2007

       You are not going to be able to cook it in a minute.
Galbinus_Caeli, Sep 13 2007

       Checkout http://www.halfbakery.com/ idea/ HHO_20Cooking_20Gas #1189690820   

       Maybe an HHO stove could cook it faster... Would you like your burger well done or well done?   

       Good video here: http://www.metacafe.com/ watch/ 335674/water_fueled_torch/
Shapharian, Sep 13 2007

       BAKED! Err.. fried?   

       This is EXACTLY what I do every day at work. But with steak. We will throw anything in with the steak sandwich, made fresh for you, right in front of you. WE throw raw steak, onions, peppers (green, hot or mild banana) mushrooms, and lettuce and tomato right on the grill and cook it, fresh for you, in less than a minute.   

       I love the idea of a custom veggy and meat combo sandwhich. Thats all we do too, philly style steak sammys.
evilpenguin, Sep 13 2007

       Love Philly Steals too!!! but there is a difference. Ground up patties tightly packed with ingredients and cooked released that greasy flavor througout. IMHO the greasy flavor can only be good cholesterol ;)   

       Cheese steaks are fried and mixed up but not packed. Still an outstanding sandwich.
Shapharian, Sep 13 2007


       I love your concept. I can really relate to the exponential math applied to the combinations of sandwhichs you could create.   

       One thing I would like to point out is that when we 'cut' our steak on the deli slicer it comes out in strips of meat, think shoelaces. So all this fresh meat goodness is cooked with the veggies on the grill.
evilpenguin, Sep 13 2007

       vending machines? raw meat? raw meat handled by a vending machine? what are you - Japanese???   

       this is what i hear you saying, [Shapa]: 'stuffed burgers are great. i love stuffed burgers. let's all have more stuffed burgers so i can eat them more often and get stuffed!'   

       not much of an idea, you know... but welcome anyways.
k_sra, Sep 13 2007

       I used to get spam for asian industrial equipment (I have no idea why) but one of my favorites was for a 3000 piece per hour sushi machine. I pictured Japanese fisherman running up and ramming whole tuna into a hopper on one end, finished sushi rolls coming out the other. All the while the machine was making noises like a chipper/shredder.   

       I suspect McDonalds has a similar machine for cows.   

       Mooooo! Whirrrr! Plop plop plop.
Galbinus_Caeli, Sep 13 2007

       //I used to get spam for asian industrial equipment//   

       I hope you fried it and served it with beans.
skinflaps, Sep 13 2007

       Nah.. not a vending machine but picture as your going down the line at subway they would place your selected ingredients into a "Patty Cup" at the end of the line they place it into the "Patty cooker" while conveniently toasting your bun. The cooker will mash and smash and pack the patty and run it through the high speed cooker. aka hho gas grill or something.   

       Pop it on your bun and top it off.   

       It's a cooking machine and not a vending machine.
Shapharian, Sep 13 2007

       We used to have those at home when I was growing up in the 70s.
bnip, Sep 14 2007

       [Galbinus_Caeli], please forward me your spam, that's delightful.
normzone, Sep 14 2007

       //Mooooo! Whirrrr! Plop plop plop.//   

       <Tonight Show> Sis-boom-ba: the sound a sheep makes when it explodes.
bnip, Sep 14 2007

       I remember that 70's machine. 5" square cooker with a white handle and locking clip. You put your meat and stuff in and close the lid - lock the handle. The grease went shooting out the side but in about a minute you have a burger. I don't remember if you had to flip it. it had round teflon groove on the top. Kind of a Mini George Forman Grilling thing.   

       That would probably workout well... what was that thing called?
Shapharian, Sep 14 2007

       [marklar] made me laugh.
zeno, Sep 14 2007

       [Shap] Yeah, I remember those things. I think they had some original name like "Burger Maker" or some such. And they did make a huge mess. My mother used to buy frozen burgers (probably nothing but sawdust and rat droppings held together with lard) that I would eat when I got home from school.
Galbinus_Caeli, Sep 14 2007


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