Beyond bad puns, Bob’s Burgers Burger Book has resourceful recipes

“The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book: Real Recipes for Joke Burgers” by Loren Bouchard, recipes by Cole Bowden. Universe Publishing, $19.95

Fans of a cult charcterised sitcom “Bob’s Burgers” know to watch a chalkboard behind a illusory burger joint’s lunch opposite any part to locate a burger of a day.


The creations, evidently by Bob, a owners of a financially struggling family-run burger joint, is fundamentally a cringe-worthy fun – a form that elicits a groan, rather than a chuckle.

Bob’s creations elicit common renouned enlightenment tropes like “Hummus a Tune,” “Human Polenta-Pede,” “Baby we can Chive my Car,” “A Leek of their Own,” “The Sound and a Curry,” and “Onion-tended Consequences.”

The writers of a uncover never dictated anyone to indeed prepare a burgers, though attempted to character them in a approach that would seem savoury if they showed adult on an tangible menu. But someday during a eight-season run, one forward fan, Cole Bowden, took it on himself to re-create a fun burgers and post a recipes on his blog,

As these things tend to do, a blog was incited into a book, with recipes from Bowden and strange art and essay by uncover creator Loren Bouchard and a show’s essay staff.

The ensuing book, with some-more than 70 burger recipes, is geared toward fans of a show. It is disputable either you’d find it in a cooking or amusement territory of your internal bookstore.

But behind a hokey writing, bad jokes and animation illustrations are a series of inventive, fun and tasty burgers. The initial territory of a book describes how to mold and prepare a customary burger, and a recipes build from that base. The kaleidescope of toppings and combinations will expected divide burger purists, though those peaceful to take a step over elementary 1/4 bruise of belligerent beef with lettuce, tomato and onion won’t be disappointed.

My mother and we have both spent hours binge-watching “Bob’s Burgers,” so a recipe collection seemed like it would be a good further to a kitchen bookcase.

Since we’re both fans of Indian food we went with a Every Breath You Tikka Masala Burger. The customary burger is surfaced with masala rice and uninformed basil, served with a side of sharp potatoes and peppers.

Because there were usually dual of us, we halved a recipe and motionless to use belligerent beef instead of a suggested lamb.

On a face, a four-part recipe for a dish seems concerned and time-consuming (like many of a other recipes in a book) though many of a reduction are basic. we finished a rice and a elementary masala salsa out of sautéed onions and garlic simmered with canned plum tomatoes, spices and a healthy dollop of yogurt influenced in to give it tawny body. we influenced some of a salsa in with a rice and baked 4 burgers in a expel iron vessel on a stove top, afterwards toasted sesame-seeded train in a same pan.

We assembled any burger with a bun, patty, rice, afterwards uninformed basil. We also opted to supplement sliced red onion and a healthy allegation of mayonnaise to connect all together. The potatoes were parboiled, tossed in a vessel with sautéed peppers and roasted in a oven, afterwards total with a remaining masala sauce.

The outcome was delicious. The spices in a rice didn’t repress a ideally baked burger, and a basil and red onion combined a acquire uninformed bite. What’s even better, a rice masala was a right coherence so it didn’t brief out a sides of a bun while we were eating, a problem we had expected with a recipe.

The bottom line? “The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book” doesn’t ask to be taken severely though shouldn’t be abandoned as a manual to unexpected, quirky burger creations.


Makes 8 burgers

2 cups basmati rice

3 vast potatoes, diced

4 honeyed peppers, finely diced

1 prohibited chili pepper, seeded and finely diced

2 tablespoons butter


1 vast onion, coarsely diced

1 clove garlic, minced

2 (14.5-ounce) cans whole plum tomatoes

1 teaspoon belligerent cumin

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon belligerent ginger

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon garam masala

1 crater yogurt

2 pounds belligerent beef or lamb

8 buns

Fresh Thai basil leaves (1 cup)


1. Don’t skip this step. Rinse your rice until a H2O runs clear, afterwards let it soak in purify H2O for during slightest 30 minutes.

2. Bring 31/2 cups of H2O to a boil in a vast saucepan. Add a rice and stir. Reduce a feverishness to a prepare and cook, covered, until finished (until all a H2O is engrossed and a rice is wet though not adhering to a pot).


1. Preheat a oven to 200 degrees F. Cover a potatoes in a vast saucepan with H2O and deteriorate with salt. Bring a potatoes to a boil, revoke a feverishness to a simmer, and prepare until tender.

2. In a vast oven-proof frying pan, sauté a honeyed and prohibited peppers in 1 tablespoon of butter until a chili peppers feverishness hits your eyes and your kitchen smells delicious.

3. Drain a potatoes and supplement them to a vessel with a peppers. Sprinkle with a inexhaustible volume of paprika and bake for 20-30 mins (or until a salsa is finished and we are prepared to eat.)


1. Sauté a onion over medium-high feverishness in a remaining 1 tablespoon of butter until translucent. Add a garlic.

2. Add a tomatoes and their extract to a onions and keep a reduction during a simmer. Add in a cumin, curry powder and ginger. Wait for a tomatoes “to sweat” – a imagination cooking tenure for when they start to recover their liquid, we can see a glass arrange of pool adult in a lighter color. When this happens, supplement a salt and garam masala.

3. Let a reduction revoke for about 10 minutes, and afterwards mislay from heat. Give it some time to cool.

4. Add a yogurt and brew it up. The yogurt will thicken though we didn’t hurt anything! You’re still a good chairman and this is totally protected to eat. It only means a yogurt is in hit with a acid, it’s not like curdled milk. Mix adequate masala with a rice so that it is jam-packed though not soupy; haven remaining masala for a potatoes.


1. Form 8 patties, deteriorate both sides with salt and peppers and griddle or prepare a burgers as we routinely would.

2. Toast a buns, afterwards build your burger; bottom buns, burger, masala-rice mixture, basil leaves, tip buns.

3. Pour a remaining masala over a potatoes and offer on a side.





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