Move Over Shamrock Shake - THIS Is The Ultimate Boozy St. Patrick's Day #FreakFrappe

Today's post brought to you today by Christina Orso, Marketing Director, food blogger, and chocolate connoisseur.

If you're a fan of Boston Burger Company, you already know we take what ordinary people do and make it bigger. Bigger, better, and tastier. Have you SEEN our burgers? They're large.

Last year we took it upon ourselves to increase the size of something else. No, no, get your head out of the gutter. We're talking about milkshakes. Frappes if you're in New England -- get it right before you order one. Whether you're vanilla or you're chocolate, or somewhere in the twisted middle, we have a frappe for you. 

And while we have our core list of frappes at all three restaurants, we also have a rotating monthly special that'll make your eyes bug out. You'll stare at it in disbelief. You'll drool a little. Then you'll hop on the T and make your way over because there's just no way you're not tasting this.

Our March special is what we consider a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. With a hell of a lot more green than that meteorological phenomenon people seem to lose their shit over. Get your tastebuds ready, because we're about to Shamrock Your World.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. vanilla ice cream
  • 6 oz. whole milk
  • 5 peppermint patties
  • mint-flavored vodka, if you like to get weird
  • chocolate syrup
  • green food coloring
  • green frosting (or use vanilla with 2 drops of green food coloring mixed in)
  • Lucky Charms cereal
  • green sugar/sprinkles
  • a slice of Irish Cream Mousse Cake
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

  1.  Coat top two inches of a pint glass with green frosting. Don't be afraid to lay it on thick. Pour some Lucky Charms onto a flat plate then roll frosted rim around to coat with cereal. Add pieces by hand if necessary. Layer it up!!
  2. In a blender, whip ice cream, milk, peppermint patties, 2 drops of green food coloring, and booze if you decided to get weird. Blend for 1 minute or until smooth. 
  3. Drizzle inside of pint glass with chocolate syrup. Pour frappe in glass, leaving about 1/4 inch unfilled. Fill remainder with whipped cream.
  4. Place a slice of Irish Cream Mousse Cake. Add more whipped cream because why not. Sprinkle with sugar and drizzle with more chocolate syrup. Slurp, slurp, ENJOY!!!

Hint hint: St. Paddy's Day is on Friday. We party hard in Boston. You can drink your green beer, or you can drink this. Or both... See ya at the BBC.

Cook a Burger that Will Please Your Annoying, Foodie Friend

We all have that friend. You know, the one that sends back his/her burger if it is medium instead of medium-rare?

Now, you've just received your 2-pack of the Mac Attack from BurgaBox and you're having "that" friend over to share it. 

While you usually just cook a burger until it looks edible, your foodie friend cannot stand to eat a burger that is not medium-rare. 

And suddenly, the panic becomes real. You have one chance to perform because there are no send backs (maybe you should have splurged for the 4-pack) or an innocent waiter to take the blame. Basically your friendship is on the line. Yes, burgers can be this serious.

First, let's break it down to the basics. Medium, well done, etc? What does this all mean?

Rare: A cool red center, with a lot of juice. If you're new to cooking, you probably should not serve essentially raw meat to your guests. This will ensure that no one will be poisoned and you will still have friends at the end of the meal.

Medium Rare: A warm red center that still has a lot of juice. 

Medium: The most popular way to eat a burger. The center is pink but still contains great moisture. Again, the safest way to keep all of your friends.

Medium Well: A slight hint of pink with a little juice left in the patty.

Well Done: The patty is officially brown all the way through and there is probably no juice left. It might become dry and tough (aka kind of gross)...we don't recommend cooking your burgers this way.

Now that you're educated, it's time to execute.

There are two ways to go about this. First, the touch test. For each level, compare the firmness of your palm to the burger.

For the medium rare crew, keep the burger patty on until it is as firm as your palm when your thumb and index finger make contact. Perform the same technique for the following...

Medium: Thumb to middle finger

Medium Well: Thumb to ring finger

Well Done: Pinky to thumb.


If you have some germaphobes in the house, stick a thermometer right through the side.

The temperatures should read as follows,

Medium Rare: 130-135 degrees 

Medium: 135-140 degrees

Medium Well: 140-150 degrees

Well Done: 155+ degrees

This cheat sheet combined with our easy-to-follow BurgaBox instructions will allow you create a Burgerfeast so amazing, "that" friend will be coming back every week for some more. But maybe make him/her buy next time...

Pulled Pork That You Will Want to Put on Every Carb

Today is throw a bunch of meat in a pan kind of day. And we can help.

Not only is our Pulled Pork recipe an easy way to take away from holiday stress, it tastes freaking delicious and can be used in so many ways.

Toss it on some bakery fresh buns or a eat plain. We also aren't afraid to throw it on top of our mac & cheese or just go the whole nine yards and put all of the above on a burger. Have you tried our WTF Burger on BurgaBox? It is probably the most ridiculous meal you will ever eat. 

Basically, the options are endless and pulled pork will always be a crowd favorite.

Here are the ingredients...

  • 8lbs of pork
  • 1tbs salt
  • 1tbs Black Pepper 
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2oz brown sugar 
  • 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce 
  • 3/4 cup of Molasses 
  • 2 1/2 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 cup water

Here's how to cook it all up...

In a large pan, slice the pork into cubes.

Mix salt, black pepper, garlic powder, brown sugar and onion powder into a separate bowl. Throughly rub the cubed pork until evenly covered.

Add your choice of BBQ sauce, molasses and water to the pork in the pan and mix throughly. The liquid should cover all of the pork.

Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and place in oven at 500 degrees for one hour.

After an hour reduce heat for 300 for 3 hours.

Next, pull the pork apart with two forks in pan until all of the pieces are completely shredded and soaking in cooking liquid.

Now it's time to feast!

And if you're not much of a cook, we can just do all of the work. BurgaBox will send our Pulled Pork with homemade mac & cheese and our WTF Burger right to your doorstep. Just give us the signal and we will be there.

Gifts for Burger Obsessed People

We have created high expectations for burger maniacs all around the country. As a result, they can be hard to please in all categories. Are you struggling to get the perfect present as ridiculous as a BBC burger? We have a few ideas and they can all be shipped to your doorstep.

BurgaBox: Tis the season to stuff your face and eat until it hurts. Our startup, BurgaBox will bring ingredients to BBC's award winning burgers to your doorstep and give you all-star ability in the kitchen. Get the gift that keeps on giving with our 3-month and 6-month subscription packages for a loved one this holiday season. 

Burger Bath Mat: So fresh, and so clean. This might be the only time when you can confidently say this in the presence of a burger.

Burger Ornament: Let it hang in all of it's glory.

Burger Leggings: Wear your heart on your sleeves (or pants).

Personalized Branding Iron: Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a name on it.

Burger Cufflinks: We rare-ly dress up but when we do, it's well done.

BBC Burger Shirt: Could you fit that burger in your mouth?

Good Burger Pin: Welcome to the Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?

Burger Bow Tie: A little cheesy, but always classy.

 

Burger Hair Sticks: You can also use these to poke anyone that gets suspiciously close to your burger.

Burger Mittens:  Just yes.

Boston Burger Company Gift Card: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free at Boston Burger Company!

Burger Decal: Have you seen anything more beautiful than this?

Burger Bean Bag: The only way to Netflix & chill.

8 in 1 Burger Press & Freezer Container: Because you can never have enough back up burgers.

Burger Lunch Bag: If you can't eat a burger every day, you can at least stare at one.

Burger Candle: Two words: Burger Zen

Happy Holidays!