A juicy, succulent patty might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to European food, but judging by the winners of The Champions Burger Festival, maybe it should be.
The 10-day event, held in Barcelona, saw 220,000 visitors attend and browse the contenders for the top award. That’s a heck of a lot of burgers – and the top three? Given that most of the entries were from Spanish burger joints, it might not come as a huge surprise that they're all from Spain.
But which one is considered the best? Well, it’s the ‘Emmy B’ Burger from Jenkins in Valencia. The glazed bun, with 180g ‘black angus’ meat, smoked cheddar cheese, caramelised onion, bacon, marinated cucumbers and homemade Korean sauce is the burger that took the crown. Maybe grab a napkin to mop up that drool.
The ‘Pringles’ burger from La Muralla in Castellón de la Plana came in second place. This one certainly lives up to its name as it’s made from the famous crisps, alongside meat aged for 45 days, crispy bacon, plus cheddar and parmesan cheese. Yum.
In third place, it’s a burger slightly more local to the festival. The ‘All Star Franklin’ burger from The Ranch Smokehouse in Barcelona sounds like a delicious mess of aged rib, beef brisket that’s been smoked for 24 hours, American cheddar, caramelised bacon in maple syrup, Franklin secret sauce, smoked bacon jam and barbecue fried onions. Tell your arteries to brace themselves.
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