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Published September 03, 2012, 04:10 PM

Minnesota casino cooks up world-record 1-ton bacon cheeseburger

Whatever you may have planned for grilling this Labor Day holiday, you’re not going to come anywhere close to the behemoth burger cooked up at Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton on Sunday.

By: Duluth News Tribune, INFORUM

Whatever you may have planned for grilling this Labor Day holiday, you’re not going to come anywhere close to the behemoth burger cooked up at Black Bear Casino Resort near Carlton on Sunday.

The 2,014-pound, 10-foot-diameter bacon cheeseburger set a Guinness World Record in the biggest burger one-off event category, the casino reported. Guinness adjudicator Philip Robertson was flown in to verify the record.

“What I saw today was a feat of remarkable teamwork that resulted in a world record burger that actually tastes really good,” Robertson said in a news release.

The previous mark was 881 pounds, 13 ounces.

Black Bear’s burger also included 60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles and 40 pounds of cheese.

An outdoor oven powered by propane torches and 15-foot steel skillets were specially constructed to cook the burger and its bun, provided by Twig Bakery. It took about four hours at 350 degrees to cook the burger, and more than seven hours to bake the bun.

A crane was used to hoist and flip the burger as it was cooked and assembled. When it was finished, the burger was served to guests for free as part of the casino’s Big Burger Bash.

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