VIDEO: Britain's biggest burger cooked in Plymouth
A BURGER believed to be the biggest in Britain has been cooked in Plymouth.
Weighing in at 25lbs or more than 11 kilograms with bun, cheese and salad, the monster meal boasts a mind-blowing 25,000 calories.
The beefburger, about 20 inches in diameter, contains as much meat as 50 normal portions.
It took more than two hours to cook in an oven because no frying pan was big enough.
The burger was dressed with about two kilograms of cheese, about 20 sliced tomatoes and 500 grams of salad leaves. The buns were specially baked.
It stands as high as a tall pint glass.
The burger was made to celebrate the first birthday of JD’s Grill at Derrys Cross in the city centre.
Owner Dave Cossar said the biggest burger they could find which had been previously cooked in Britain weighed in at 6lbs 6oz.
He said it would be sliced up and shared by family members and regular customers.
Dave added: “It is a monster. It is not bulked up with anything. It is absolutely 100 per cent pure beef, with a herbs and seasoning.”
Chef patron Justin Meaney and staff at the American-themed restaurant did a trial run a couple of weeks ago to make sure the meal was feasible.
It took two of them to carry the record-breaking burger from the kitchen to the restaurant.
But the restaurant has some way to go before their beat the world record – the heaviest burger ever made weighed in at more than a ton in a casino in Minnesota last year.