Copycat Royal Red Robin Burger

I’ve been in a sort of burger ‘rut’ lately, making your standard griddle burgers. Now, they are great, and I will keep making them, but I decided I’d better up my game a bit. So I made a copycat of the Royal Red Robin burger, which I’ve had a few times at Red Robin and have always enjoyed. This copycat is spot-on. It’s a pretty standard burger, but topped with a fried egg. A fried egg can make all the difference in the world to a burger. As does mayonnaise. I wish I’d known that a long, long time ago.

Copycat Royal Red Robin Burger

Red Robin has a lot of great burgers. For a limited time, years ago, they offered the Mount Vesuvius Burger, which is crazy good and crazy big.  But for a simple, flavor-packed burger, the Royal Red Robin burger is the way to go. Just try to not bust your egg like I did!

For something totally different, top your Royal Red Robin Burger with ketchup leather instead of just a few squirts of the red stuff from a bottle.

Also try my copycat of Red Robin’s Haystack burger.

Copycat Royal Red Robin Burger

I’ve been in a sort of burger ‘rut’ lately, making your standard griddle burgers. Now, they are great, and I will keep making them, but I decided I’d better up my game a bit.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 801kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Divide beef into 4 equally sized patties. Season with salt and pepper and cook as desired. I prefer mine cooked over high heat on a griddle so they get a bit of a crust to them.
  • Place cheese on bun bottoms.
  • Add the burger, egg, ketchup, bacon halves, tomato, and lettuce.
  • Slather top bun with mayonnaise and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 801kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 1101mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1660IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 581mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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.