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We may not be at U.S.A. levels when it comes to food challenges, but holy shit Aussies have created some truly batshit flavour combinations — we did invent Vegemite, after all.

This goes about triple when it comes to burgers. Not content to stick with a tried and true classic cheeseburger, we’ve done all sort of weird things — like chucking beetroot on it. Although one could argue it’s the rest of the world who are weird for not doing this themselves.

Just for funsies, we’ve rounded up the seven weirdest burgers ever to come out of Australia.

#1 The Lamington Burger

 

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Chuck Wagon 175 burger joint in Adelaide decided to take a lamington and turn it into a burger for a special Australia Day treat. I’m shook, but also I kind of hope they bring it back so I can try it.

#2 ‘World’s Hottest Burger’ Burger

 

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Many places have made an extra hot burger as a limited-time option (like this one), but Off The Wall Diner in Brisbane‘s Wellington Point has theirs as a permanent fixture, and I’ve watched someone try it and then mildly hallucinate.

#3 Cheeseburger Pie

 

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So you never have to choose between a cheeseburger and a pie again, Banjo’s Bakery created a pie with a cheeseburger inside it.

#4 The Don Burger

 

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Melbourne’s Beer and Burger Bar came up with The Don Burger — a food challenge cheeseburger weighing in at 3.5kg. This is obviously gross, but just you wait for Sydney’s challenge.

#5 Khartoum Hotel Burger Challenge

 

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Khartoum Hotel in Cessnock has a burger challenge that asks contestants to finish a five-kilo burger in 30 minutes. This should clearly be illegal, and yet, someone actually just finished it.

#6 Cheeseburger Dumplings

 

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The cheeseburger flavour may be inside a dumpling, but this still counts! Melbourne’s Drumpling restaurant love a crazy dumpling flavour, and these are no different.

#7 Fairy Bread Burger

 

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I love Fairy Bread as much as the next 90s kid, but I don’t know how I feel about the fact Sydney burger restaurant, Downtown Brooklyn, turned it into a limited-edition burger. Yet, it’s part of history now.


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