Battle of the Burgers: Here are the top 20 vote-getters


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Well, there goes the budget for the L.A. Times Test Kitchen. One of the top 20 vote-getters in our first Battle of the Burgers is the ‘I Foie’d the Law’ burger, which calls for a slab of foie gras on top of a beef-and-pork burger. It was proudly entered by Trevor Myers of Vista.

In all, we received nearly 90 recipes. Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter and her fleet of kitchen interns are already heading to the market to buy the ingredients to begin testing. We’ll publish our favorites in print on June 30, just in time for your 4th of July barbecue planning.


Here, without further delay, are our top 20 vote- getters:

1) Robert Burmeister of Staten Island, N.Y., for German Cuban Pork Burger
2) Brooks Walker of Folsom and the food blog Cakewalker for his Red, White and Blueberry Burger
3) Scott Richardson of Orlando, Fla., for his Surf ‘N Turf Bacon Burger
4) Shanna Holzer of Culver City, for her Glorious Kitfo Burger
5) Michaela Rosenthal of Woodland Hills, for her Beauty and the Beef Burger
6) One World Vegetarian Cuisine of West Covina for its One World Garden Burger
7) Bruce Kalman of Newark, N.J., for his Kalman Family Burger
8) Amy Winkelmann of Cuero, Texas, and Amy’s Kitchen Table for her Boomer Burger
9) Pablo Bert of North Hills for his Habanator2: Judgment Bacon
10) Trevor Myers of Vista for his ‘I Foie’d the Law’ Burger
11) George Levinthal of Goleta for his Southwest Turkey Burger
12) Alfred English of Los Angeles for The Risen Burger
13) Michael Cohen of Hollywood, Fla., for the Northern Italian Trattoria Burger
14) Susan Salerno of Henderson, Nev., and Simply Cooking 101 for her Italian Caprese Sliders
15) Christopher Lucchese of Los Angeles, and the food blog Off Track Cooking, for the P5 Pork Burger
16) Harold Cohen of Hollywood, Fla., for his Mexican Cemita Burger
17) Michael Wolfstone of Montebello for his Best Traditional Burger
18) Billie Stone of Echo Park and the blog The Sothrifticate for the California Turkey Burger
19) Juan Romero for the Herb Blazing Turkey Burger
20) Steve Berry of Ladera Ranch for The Godfather

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a burger recipe. And if you have a food blog that we did not link to above, please let us know in the comments section below and we will do so.


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