Would you believe this burger scores around 10,000,000 on the heat scale?

CHARLIE’S 5-ALARM FIRE BURGER

Meat With Heat

In this episode Chef Rahm Fama tracks down some of spiciest meats in the country. His first stop is The Little Bitty Burger Barn in Houston. There he’ll learn the secret of one of the hottest burgers in the lone star state – a saucy jalapeño-habanera creation that tips the spice scale with its extreme heat. The temperature continues to rise as Rahm heads to Cochon in New Orleans, where the chef is putting a fiery twist on a local Cajun favorite; gumbo. Finally it’s on to Philly where things heat up at Han Dynasty, one of the most authentic Sichuan spots in the city. Here, our brave host digs into hot pot lamb made with hundreds of sizzling red peppers.

Show: Meat & Potatoes

The 5 alarm fire burger challenge.

Charlie’s 5-Alarm Fire Burger

Charlie Way (Challenger)

Charlie’s 5 Alarm Fire Burger was inspired by a customer’s request for a spicy burger.
Charlie’s 5 Alarm Fire Burger was inspired by a customer’s request for a spicy burger.

Registers 10,000,000 on the Scoville scale.

Jay Hengtgen developed the sandwich, which is a standard LBBB burger topped with six freshly sliced jalapeños, six freshly sliced habaneros and an “elixir” that registers 10,000,000 on the Scoville scale. The elixir’s official name is Nitro Sauce and includes arbol peppers, diced dry chilies, crushed red pepper, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, jalapeño salt, liquid capsaicin, five bottled hot sauces (including a ghost chili sauce) and fresh habaneros.