I’d Order That in the Southwest

Amy Dodson,I'd Order That. Southwest burgers
Amy Dodson, food and travel writer, meets the infamous GCCB

Meet Amy Dodson, founder of I’d Order That, a blog celebrating the food, travel, lifestyle (and burgers) of the American southwest.

Amy has previously written about the best burgers in Durango. Now she tells Best Burger Review about a few more of her favorites.

BBR: Tell us about you and your blog. I started my blog as a celebration … to share the things I love and continue to discover about my adopted forever home, the American Southwest. The name came about a few years ago while I was testing a butter grilled ribeye with red chile steak rub. My husband tasted it and said, “If I were in a restaurant, I’d pay for that.  I’d order that.”  That began our game to become better cooks, and set the bar … only ‘I’d Order Thats’ make the blog.

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2015 Champion Burger Recipe – The Porchetta

In the final heat of the 2015 World Burger Championships, the top 10 competitors had to create a burger recipe using citrus. For the round, Rusty Johnson created a facefull of texture and taste with  “The Porchetta.” This short-rib burger is topped with luscious lemon-roasted pork belly, offset by crispy pork cracklins, and an array of lemon-infused condiments.

The Porchetta” scored the highest in the final round of the 2015 World Burger Championships, and pushed Rusty Johnson over the top to win the event, and the $10,000 prize.

The Porchetta burger recipe
Top-scoring burger, The Porchetta, from 2015 Burger Champ, Rusty Johnson

Below, Rusty Johnson shares his winning burger recipe.

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Wrap Up – World Burger Championship 2015

World Burger Championship  Wrap Up, 2015

[NOV 2015]  Rusty Johnson won the 2015 World Burger Championship and took home $10,000 in prize money after winning the burger cook-off category at the World Food Championships, in Celebration, FL.

World Burger Championship winner, 2015, Rusty Johnson
Rusty Johnson, New Burger Champ, offers up a winner [Photo: Facebook]
Johnson, a professional BBQ competitor and caterer, from Port Moody, British Columbia, beat out 38 teams who turned in burgers, including two-time Burger Champion, Wade Fortin.

In addition to winning the burger title, Johnson placed third in the Final Table, an event where winners from each of the WFC’s nine cook-off categories vie for the big prize of $100,000.

Other Burger Winners

Sandi Sheppard (Norman,OK), won second place, and last year’s winner and two-time Burger Champ, Wade Fortin (Chicago), took third.

Keep reading to find out more about the winning burgers

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