Build a Better Burger Contest
It's time once more for Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger contest with a first prize of $50,000. Each year Sutter Home tweaks the rules a little. This year is no different.
1.The Contest is looking for America´s best local burgers, those that are representative of where the contestant lives or grew up. Recipes should highlight the foods, products, or cooking traditions of a community, state, or region of the nation. Each recipe must include a brief introduction that tells why this is a great local American burger.
The important part to this rule is the emphasis on local burgers. (I think Sutter Home wans to get away from foreign-based recipes. Most of the past winners have had an international flair to them, such as Thai, Greek or Moroccan, to name just a few of the past winners.}
My question: What do you consider a regional local burger which is different from other regional burgers? The ones I can come up with off the top of my head:
Butter Burger (Wisconsin)
Green Chile Burger (Southwest)
Jucy Lucy (Minnesota)
Steamed Cheeseburger (Coonecticut)
Maid-Rite (Iowa...impossible to grill, though)
So, what's your local burger and how is different than the rest of the country?