Mount Vesuvius Burger

The Mount Vesuvius burger was available at Red Robin for a limited time years ago. It was ‘invented’ by a 12-year old. At 12 I was not inventing crazy-good burgers, or even horribly-bad burgers. Hat’s off to the young man that came up with this great burger, which combines the tang of blue cheese, the smoky flavors of bacon and provolone, and the serious kick of a spicy sauce.

Mount Vesuvius Burger

As I’ve said before, the sign of a good burger is just how messy it is when you eat it. Well, you don’t have to look at this burger for too long to realize just how good (er…. messy) it is going to be when you bite into it.

Want a cool variation to this already great Mount Vesuvius burger? Add some French fried onions for a great crunch.

Also try blue cheese burgers with caramelized onions.

Mount Vesuvius Burger

Hat’s off to the young man that came up with this great burger, which combines the tang of blue cheese, the smoky flavors of bacon and provolone, and the serious kick of a spicy sauce.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 506kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 4 patties beef burger 4 ounces each
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 4 strips bacon cooked
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • blue cheese crumbled, or substitute Gorgonzola

For the lava sauce

Instructions

For the burgers

  • Cook patties as desired. Toast buns if desired.
  • Assemble burgers by first slathering the bottom buns with the sauce.
  • Add a burger, a slice of provolone and the bacon.
  • Add the other patty and the remaining provolone cheese.
  • Add more sauce and the cheese crumbles. Add the bun top and serve with plenty of napkins.

For the lava sauce

  • Combine all ingredients. Heat in a small saucepan if you wish to serve the sauce warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 2011mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 603IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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