When you look at this sexy beast you’ll want to devour it on the spot.  It’s called the hangover burger for a reason.  This may sound like a crazy creation, but this behemoth will tackle any party after-effects no matter how brutal the headache or queasy the stomach and it will knock your socks off, so your eyes roll to the back of your head.  You need something rich to absorb the prvious night’s alcohol, but you’ll have to combat liquor with liquor – hair of the dog.  Pair this juicy, sloppy and unctuous concoction with a spicy Bloody Mary.  You’ll have to resort to knife and fork because not even the jaws of an anaconda will wrap around it.  One thing is for sure: you’ll feel fit as a fiddle after you take a much-needed nap to help digest this ginormous masterpiece.


4 aged Angus beef patties

1 PKG of tater tots

Korean Mayo

3 TBSP BBQ sauce

2-3 Roasted poblano chilies

1 PKG of Spicy Cheetos

Ranch dressing

4 eggs – for frying

4 potato buns – toasted



½ cup of homemade mayo

1 TBSP Gochujang – spicy red Korean soy bean paste

Pinch of sugar

Whisk all the ingredients together and set aside.



½ cup of buttermilk

¼ cup of sour cream

¼ cup of homemade mayo

Splash of ACV

Splash of hot sauce

1 TSP ketchup

Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whisk to emulsify.


Cook the tater tots according to the package instructions.  Roast the poblano chilis, cool and slice into strips.

Form your patties and season liberallywith Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper.  Create a thumbprint to make a depression in the center of each patty.  Heat some sunflower oil in a cast iron pan and heat to medium high.  Sear the patties on one side for 3 minutes to achieve the first crust.  Flip and grill for another 3 minutes to cook them to a medium rare.  Butter the buns and toast them on a gridle or in the oven to a golden brown.

In another pan or griddle, fry the eggs ensuring that the yolks don’t break.

Assemble your burgers.  Place some of the Korean mayo on the top and bottom of the toasted buns, pack in some tater tots, the Cheetos, burger patty, roasted poblanos, more tater tots and Cheetos, add the ranch, a drizzle of BBQ sauce and lastly top with the fried egg.


Gochujang has a very individualistic flavor due to the fermented soy beans and sweet rice ingredients, which gives a deep and unctuous flavor to the mayo.  Don’t think for a minute to substitute the hot Cheetos or the tater tots, paired with the sauces and the fried egg create a marriage made in burger heaven.

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