Rachael Ray's Battle of the Best Burger


Yesterday's episode of Every Day with Rachael Ray featured a Battle of the Best Burger competition between three burger joint owners: Mauricio Oliveros from Frank-N-Burger in Long Island, New York; Tommy Up from PYT in Philadelphia; and Paul Malvone from Boston Burger Company in Boston. The grand prize: a spot at this year's Burger Bash at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Miami, along with VIP passes, airfare, hotel accommodations, $500, and a recipe printed in Rachael's magazine. The three competing burgers:

  • Mauricio's Frank-N-Burger topped with pineapple, crushed potato chips, sautéed onions, ham, mozzarella cheese, mustard, ketchup, and a Thousand Island dressing
  • Tommy's Korean Short Rib Burger, an eight-ounce short rib blend patty marinated overnight in a traditional Korean BBQ sauce, topped with spicy Korean mayo and kimchee
  • Paul's Hot Mess burger topped with American cheese, chopped up pickles, bacon, red onions, jalapeños, shredded lettuce, sweet potato fries, and Thousand Island dressing

Watch the video at rachaelrayshow.com to see who judges chef Michael Symon and Every Day with Rachael Ray editor-in-chief, Liz Vaccariello picked to go to Miami. (Or highlight this text: Paul Malvone.)