BONHAM, Texas — Ten miles from the Oklahoma border you’ll find Bonham Texas. Home to Sam Rayburn and named in honor James Bonham who died at the Alamo, this Texas town just can trace its roots all the way back to 1837. But we’re not here for a history lesson, we’re here for burgers.
Kyle Sanderson and Jarrett Munger teamed up to birth this Bonham Burger business and to say these guys are polar opposites might be an understatement.
“I’m not one to brag or boast or anything but I think this place put Bonham on the map,” Kyle said.
Their ying and yang way of doing businesses has worked.
“It’s an adventure everyday, I’ll say that,” Jarrett said.
Kyle, a former prison guard and Jarrett, a former electronic rentals expert, somehow struck things off with a conversation about what else, but food.
“Bonham needs a good, greasy burger,” Kyle said. “I said, ‘Well shoot, I could be your partner. I’m pretty good with people. You could be the cook.’ We had this plan from that day going.”
But they have a secret weapon that Jarrett generated to glorify the great burn Texans love in their food. Smokey Jalapeno Sauce.
“It’s a homemade jalapeno sauce,” Jarrett said. “This is not something you’re going to get anywhere else, this is something you’re going to get here.”
Jarrett got things started with a quarter pound pattie personally pressed by Kyle. Onions and jalapenos hit the grill, the bun get’s toasted, while house made seasoning hits the hamburger. Then comes the sauce. The bun is prepared like your typical burger and pepper jack is put on the patty.
We unwrap the smoky deluxe, pull it out of this wrapper and get a look at this burger that smells incredible. It smells like an outdoor grill on top of barbeque on top of spice. It’s very hard to explain but we are going to go ahead and do what we do best: Take a big ole bite and see what the smoky deluxe is all about.
That is amazing. It’s almost like a spicy rub you find on some ribs with jalapenos, put on a burger that just explodes.
“I’ve never had anything like it,” customer Chance said. “I really wouldn’t know how to explain it, it’s just a jalapeno sauce.”
The more you get into it, the more that flavor sits in your mouth, the more it sizzles.
“Goes down smooth,” customer Corey said. “Has a nice little tingle to it so it’s not too hot.”
The smoky deluxe at Mud Bones in Bonham Texas. Worth setting your lips on fire for right here on The Texas Bucket List.
“If you like cheese burgers, don’t make a mistake, you have to come here and try it,” customer Cody said.