Season 1, Episode 2

Ultimate Recipe Showdown: Burgers

Food Network searched for the Ultimate Burger Recipe. After a nationwide recipe contest, nine finalists competed in three rounds: Beef Burgers, Poultry Burgers and Seafood Burgers. A panel of food experts determined whose burger was the best. See who walks away the winner of $25,000!


COMPETITORS:
Beef

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David Kadagishvili
Recipe: Biryani Burger in Naan Pocket
Occupation: Owner/chef small neighborhood restaurant
Hometown: Latrobe, Pa.


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Jennifer Spardy
Recipe: Harvest Burger with Caramelized Onion and Apple
Occupation: Teacher
Hometown: Canton, Ohio


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Michelle Christensen -- Winner!
Recipe: Rocket Science Reuben Burger
Occupation: Rocket Science Combustion Grad Student
Hometown: State College, Pa.

Poultry

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Julie Ann Rhodes -- Winner!
Recipe: Jewel’s Turkey Jasmine Burger
Occupation: Personal Chef
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.


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Michael Cohen
Recipe: Duck Duck Delicious Burger
Occupation: Film Composer
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.


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Mary Montoya
Recipe: Pad Thai Chicken Burger
Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.

Seafood/Vegetarian


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Jamie Miller
Recipe: Salmon Burger With Orange-Apricot Glaze
Occupation: Cookbook Author
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minn.


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Cindy Jarrott
Recipe: Ultimate Seafood Croquette Burger
Occupation: Owns baking business called "Cakes by Cindy" and works as a bookkeeper with The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Agriculture Division
Hometown: Wheelock, Texas


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Kristine Snyder -- BURGER GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
Recipe: Island Ahi Burgers
Occupation: Professional Harpist
Hometown: Kihei, Hawaii

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Recipes From This Episode

Pad Thai Chicken Burger

Duck, Duck, Delicious Burgers

Toasted Spice Salmon Burgers with Orange-Apricot Glaze and Curried Mustard Mayo

Autumn Harvest Burger with Caramelized Onion and Apple

Biryani Burger with Mango Salsa and Yogurt Sauce in Grilled Naan Pockets

Island Ahi Burgers with Cilantro-Chile-Lime Sauce

Jewels Turkey-Jasmine Burgers

Ultimate Shrimp-Crawfish-Crab Croquette Burger with Garlic Aioli

Fill a Rocket Scientist's Empty Stomach Reuben Burgers

Pad Thai Chicken Burger

Jewels Turkey-Jasmine Burgers

Duck, Duck, Delicious Burgers

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