BuiltBurger – Custom Built Roof Top Crowd Pleasing

Built Burger
http://www.builtburger.com
10700 Marine View Drive SW
Seattle, WA 98146

THE CONQUEST
Down at the bottom of the Burger Conquest site you’ll see the following –

CONTACT
Questions, comments, suggestions, recipes – email us at beeftouchdown@burgerconquest.com

It’s been there since the site was started and it’s the quickest way to get a message to anyone at Burger Conquest. That’s exactly what David from BuiltBurger.com used to send me this message;
“As founder/owner of BuiltBurger, I want to send you a free sample so you can taste a selection of our more than 15 flavors of gourmet burgers. Really delicious and unique.”

He had me at burger and won me at delicious and unique. David and I eventually got on the phone and within only a few sentences I knew we were cut from the same t-bone. David’s love of burgers and meat inspired him and a friend to start a company that custom creates burgers with ingredients, toppings, garnishes, odd spice and different meats, all INSIDE THE PATTY. The idea blossomed and now the word can feast on their creations that come across as the musings of mad meat geniuses.

Brilliant Prosciutto – All Natural Beef, Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Caramelized Balsamic Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Salt, Pepper

Trailblazer Melt – All Natural Beef, Caramelized Onions, Cave-aged Gruyere Cheese, Ground Caraway, Salt, Pepper

Pinnacle Bacon Bleu – All Natural Beef, Roasted All Natural Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Danish Blue Cheese, Parsley, Thyme, Salt, Pepper

Is your mouth watering yet? If not, read about the other flavors here.

The BuiltBurger team uses only the freshest, quality meat that they grind daily to hand make each and every burger (and sausage) they create. Most of the meat comes from the Northwest US where they are based and is hormone and antibiotic free. They pack their meat into dry ice and overnight the order directly to you. Feeling creative? Submit your own recipe or blend idea and if they dig it, they’ll make them and send you 12 for free! (THAT’S DIRECT CHALLENGE READERS!!) You can learn more about the company and their policies by clicking here.

With Memorial Day around the corner I knew someone from Team Burger would be throwing a BBQ and sure enough, Bram came to the rescue. With the team assembled and ready for a taste testing of epic proportions, I gave David the high sign. The next day 12 frozen burgers arrived in my office. I couldn’t wait!! Finally the day came and the group assembled a top Bram’s rooftop deck in Jersey City, NJ with an amazing view of NYC.



THE BURGERS
Working in stages with my grill side-kick Maggie, we ate our way through the assortment burger by burger. I would grab 2 different burgers at a time, place them on the grill, carefully cook them and serve to the hungry masses. using whole wheat buns, (much better flavor than white!) I cut each burger them into 4s and fed them to Team Burger. At most no one really got to try more than a bite or two but with 12 total burgers, it worked out so that everyone could taste a few.

Magnificent Chorizo – All Natural Beef, House made Chorizo, Roasted Poblanos, Grated Cotija cheese, Fresh Cilantro, Fresh Onion, Salt, Pepper

Thrill BBQ Pork – All Natural Pork, Slow braised All Natural Pork Shoulder, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Salt, Pepper, Chipotle Chili Powder

Both of them were damn good but the Magnificent was AWESOME. Putting chorizo INSIDE of a burger is pure blissful insanity.

Superb Trio – All Natural Beef, Shallots, Parsley, Thyme, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper

Brilliant Prosciutto – All Natural Beef, Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Caramelized Balsamic Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Salt, Pepper

The Superb Trio was a fantastic use of spices to create a uniquely flavored burger. The Brilliant Prosciutto was pure meat magic! I can honestly say I have never eaten anything like it and it was far and above the crowd favorite. The patty was juicy, exploding with interesting flavors and delicious.



Splendid Stout BuiltBurger (all natural Beef)
– All Natural Braised Beef | Dick’s Imperial Stout | House made Mirepoix | Caramelized Onions | Fresh Herbs

Sriacaha Beef BuiltBurger – All Natural Beef | Ginger | Shallots | Garlic | Basil | Sriracha (rooster sauce) | Fresh Lime Juice

These 2 selections came from BuiltBurger’s “Limited Edition Builts, Summer 2010” menu. The story behind each is published on their website but at the time, we didn’t care about the story, we just wanted to eat!

The Stout Burger was exactly that, beef with stout and the combination gave the burger a really robust taste. The onions and herbs kept the burger from tasting too malty or toasted, creating a nice balance in the flavor.

Sriacha is a temperamental garlic-based, hot sauce to cook with. It’s relatively hot as far as spice goes and has a really distinct flavor. Using even a little too much can be overpowering to the palette. The BuiltBurger team clearly understands this as their burger creation uses just the right amount to accent the overall tastes. The burger is a little spicy, a little savory, a little sweet and all delicious!

Pinnacle Bacon Blue – All Natural Beef, Roasted All Natural Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Danish Blue Cheese, Parsley, Thyme, Salt, Pepper

Brilliant Prosciutto – All Natural Beef, Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Caramelized Balsamic Onions, Roasted Red Peppers, Salt, Pepper

Superb Trio – All Natural Beef, Shallots, Parsley, Thyme, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper

Last up, the Pinnacle Bacon Blue BuiltBurger, which is the one I was most excited about. Thankfully, once again, the BuiltBurger geniuses delivered the goods. While I think we can all agree, bacon is great and bacon on a burger is awesome but it isn’t necessary. Used in the right manner, its a meat marriage made in burger heaven. This burger was incredible! The flavors mixed up to create a tornado of awesome. Look at the ingredients and tell me you aren’t curious to try this burger!

We closed the session with another visit to the Brilliant Prosciutto and a Superb Trio. Thus giving nearly everyone a chance to try them.

As you’ll notice scrolling back through the reviews, we didn’t add cheese to ANY of the burgers. Why? They didn’t need cheese, let alone any topping at all. You can order these burgers, put them right on your grill and all you need to get are buns or no buns for our Atkins readers! Place an order for any of these or the other BuiltBurger creations on their website. If you live in NYC, you could ask nicely for a certain East Village bar that’s about to open up to put them on the menu (wink, wink).

Overall, BuiltBurger gets an 8 out of 10 ounces
The Brilliant Prosciutto gets a 9 out of 10 ounces
-Rev

To keep everyone’s pallet’s moving between burgers, I threw in a couple of random non-traditional grilling treats. If you take a moment to understand how a grill actually works, you really can cook just about anything on them. Just takes a little TLC. My 3 selections were as follows;
– Chicken Tenders served with Peter Lugers Steak Sauce for dipping
Jose Ole Chicken Taquitos
Totino’s Combination Pizza Rolls


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3 Responses to BuiltBurger – Custom Built Roof Top Crowd Pleasing

  1. Cara says:

    The proscuitto one was AMAZING- savory, juicy and delicious.

  2. nona* says:

    omg they were SO GOOD. they were crazy good. cahhrraaazyyy good. I can't choose a favorite. I will have to try them all again!!

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