Give yourself some time to make a tough decision when you get to this casual chain because there are nearly two dozen gourmet burgers on the Red Robin menu to pick from, not to mention scores of other fantastic food choices. Red Robin claims the steak fries served with your burger are world-famous. I'm not sure if that's been confirmed, but I do know one thing that makes the fries popular in my book: they come in an all-you-can-eat bottomless portion. Want more fries? Just ask, and you can have as many as your belly can handle.
As you're stuffing yourself, you may notice that the burgers and French fries at Red Robin have something in common that makes them taste so special. That's right, it's the seasoning blend. I created my Red Robin seasoning recipe below with instant tomato soup mix as the secret ingredient, which I think you'll find matches the taste of the original.
So, next time you make a burger, sprinkle some of your homemade Red Robin seasoning blend on the patty. When you cook up some frozen steak fries or French fries, sprinkle a little of this blend on them as soon as they come out of the oven or fryer. Soon, you'll discover all sorts of uses for this versatile spice blend. And my recipe here makes a portion that fits nicely into an empty spice bottle. Bonus.
Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.
- 3 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon instant tomato soup mix
- (Cup of Soup or Knorr tomato mix works great)
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and stir well. Store in a covered container.
Makes 1/3 cup.
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