Breakfast Burger: Juicy burgers topped with sweet and smoky bacon jam, and a fried egg. You’ll never want another burger again!
My favorite meal (besides lunch and supper) is breakfast. On weekdays I usually just grab cereal or a bagel. However, on the weekends I love to cook brunch. They are also fabulous for breakfast for dinner aka Brinner! I like using a good quality bun, but traditional breakfast fare like an English muffin or everything bagel would work too!
This breakfast burger rocked my world. It has everything you love about breakfast on top of a burger. Nothing will prepare you for this taste explosion. A burger with a fried egg and bacon is something you have to try, you will fall in love! You’ll never want a burger without them again! Love burgers? You’ve got to try my bacon cheeseburger tater tot casserole too.
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How to Make a Breakfast Burger
First, combine two pounds of ground beef with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Then, form the hamburger into six patties. Next, heat your pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers for three to five minutes on each side until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
Make sure not to press the burgers down in the skillet. I know it can be hard to resist, but pressing on the patties will cause them to leak all of their flavorful juices out into your pan. Leaving the juices inside will reward you with a big juicy bite that will leave you reaching for a napkin. Once the patty reaches your desired doneness, put the cheese on top. Cover it with foil and cook for another one to two minutes.
While the cheese is melting, fry your eggs. Finally, the last thing we need to do is build our burger. Layer the bottom bun with ketchup. Add your patty and top it with lettuce, red onion and the fried egg you just made. Next, spread bacon jam on the top bun, smash it all together and enjoy.
What is Bacon Jam?
Think of it as a sweet and savory relish made from bacon. It is a little smoky, a little sweet, and 100% delicious. We all know that bacon makes everything better. Bacon jam only proves the point. It’s simple to make and you’ll be soon be searching for things to use it on. It keeps well in the fridge for 1-2 weeks. It goes also goes great on grilled cheeses, pancakes, or even salad dressing.
How To Make Bacon Jam
To make bacon jam, start by cooking your bacon in a large dutch oven until it’s nice and crisp. When it is done remove it , and drain the grease on a paper towel. Save a tablespoon of the bacon grease for later. My great grandmother used to save her bacon grease to fry on. Everything old is new again it is coming back around!
Heat the reserved bacon grease over medium-low and stir in your onions. Let them cook for five to seven minutes and then add your garlic. Cook for an additional minute. Then add your bacon back in and stir. Now we’re getting ready to make magic happen. Next, add in brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee, balsamic vinegar, and mustard. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes. When it’s finished it’s going to pack a flavor punch your mouth won’t forget.
How To Make a Fried Egg
The fried egg is one of my favorite parts of this burger. Here are some tips for a perfect one! Start by putting a couple tablespoons of butter into a nonstick skillet. Melt over medium-low heat. Then, craving your egg into the skillet.
If you want to keep your yolk intact be gentle as you crack the egg. Allow the egg to cook until the white is set. One it’s set, you can flip the egg over with your turner. Be careful if you want to keep that gorgeous yolk. Allow to cook on the other side until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
Personally, I like my yolks to be runny. They add so much flavor and a perfect amount of richness. I dip my bacon in it and rub my toast in it as well. nomnomnom
Burger With a Fried Egg Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Should I Cook the Burgers: It really depends on how well you want your burger done, and their size. The larger the burger the more time it will take to cook. I usually cook mine for about 3-5 minutes per side.
Medium Rare Burger (rare in the enter): Cook 3 minutes per side
Medium(some pink in the center): Cook 4 minutes per side
Well done (no pink): Cook 5 minutes per side.
Finally, don’t forget to factor in adding your cheese at the end as part of your cooking time.
Can You Grill the Burgers?
This is your breakfast burger and you can cook it any way that you like. If you’d like to grill them, make your patties about ¾ inch thick and cook three to five minutes on each side.
The above times should work well for a hot grill (direct heat). If you’re using charcoal, make sure your coals are nice and hot before you start or your cooking time may take longer.
- For the Bacon Jam
- 1 Pound Bacon, Roughly Chopped
- 1 Onion, Minced
- 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
- ½ Cup Strong Brewed Coffee
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Stone Ground Mustard
- For the Breakfast Burgers
- 2 Pounds Ground Beef
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- 6 Toasted Buns
- 6 Slices Cheddar Cheese
- Thinly Sliced Red Onion
- Leaf Lettuce
- 6 Fried Eggs
- For The Bacon Jam
- In a large dutch oven cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels.
- Reserve one tablespoon of bacon grease. Heat to medium low. Cook onion in bacon grease for 5-7 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
- Stir in bacon.
- Add in brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee, balsamic vinegar, and mustard. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until thickened.
- For the Breakfast Burgers
- In a large bowl combine ground beef, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.Form into 6 even patties.
- Heat grill pan or skillet over medium high heat. Cook burgers for 3-5 minutes per side, or until you reach your desired level of doneness. Top with cheese, Cover with foil and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- While cheese is melting fry eggs.
- Spread bottom buns with ketchup. Top with burger,lettuce and ,red onion. Top that with fried egg.
- Spread bacon jam over the top bun halves. Squish and enjoy!
Burgers From Blogs I Love:
White Castle Sliders via Fav Family Recipes
Shrimp Burgers via The Kitchen Whisperer
Pork Burger via Show Me the Yummy
This burger will change the way you think about the burger! It is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And it is just as at home on a lazy Saturday brunch plate as it is grilled for summer entertaining. Your guests will devour them. If you like you could even print a few copies of the recipe because people will be sure to ask for it.
What do you think of this breakfast burger? What is your favorite brunch dish?