Fried Egg Burger
Fried Egg Burgers are breakfast burgers with fried egg, bacon and avocado with a beautifully golden yolk “sauce”. Serve as a delicious breakfast for dinner recipe.
Sometimes I wonder how I ever functioned as a kid starting school at 7 AM. Even starting work at 8 AM is a struggle for me, although I can certainly do it when required.
Since I’m self employed, I can start my work a little later in the morning. As long as everything gets done, it’s a win win for me.
That usually means I’m never awake enough to cook breakfast in the morning. I do love eggs, bacon, and hashbrowns, but it’s just not going to happen most mornings.
Sometimes if I’m super lucky, my past self made Quiche Florentine for dinner the night before, so then I have leftovers for breakfast.
But when I don’t? I grab some fruit and coffee to start my day. Then I eat an early lunch because I didn’t bother with a big breakfast. Whoops.
That’s why I love brinner (breakfast for dinner) because by the time dinner time rolls around, I’m wide awake and ready to cook.
Take this Fried Egg Burger for example. It’s a breakfast burger with bacon, fried egg, and avocado between two toasted buttered buns.
The “sauce” is that beautifully golden runny egg yolk.
A friend and I were arguing about whether this is a brunch burger or a breakfast burger. I mean, at the end of the day is there really a difference?
Whatever you call it, this Fried Egg Burger is an easy breakfast for dinner you can bring to your table.
Ingredients For Fried Egg Burgers
To make this recipe for breakfast burgers, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Ground beef: Choose a good fat-to-lean ratio such as 80/20 for a juicy, flavorful burger. For an even better burger, you can grind your own meat (but totally not necessary)
- Cheese: Who doesn’t love a burger with cheese? I used Swiss but cheddar would also be a great option!
- Avocado: Balances out the heaviness with some freshness.
- Bacon: You’ll need to precook your bacon before adding it. Whether you make microwave bacon or oven bacon is up to you.
- Egg: The star of the burger! The runny yolk acts as the burger sauce, but you can certainly cook your eggs a little longer if you want it more done.
- Butter: Needed to toast the buns and fry the eggs.
- Buns: Use a sturdy bun such as brioche buns.
How To Make Fried Egg Burgers
To make breakfast burgers, mix together your ground beef and salt. Gently shape into two 1/2 inch thick patties that are slightly bigger than your buns. Don’t overwork shaping the patties or your meat will get tough.
Make an indent in the middle as this will help prevent shrinkage. Nothing is sadder than a burger smaller than your bun!
Next, heat oil in a skillet until hot then add your patties.
You may want to have a splatter screen ready as the grease will sputter. Trust me – your stove top will thank you.
Cook for 4 minutes then flip and cook another 4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160F. During the last minute, add your cheese.
While the burgers are cooking, prep your avocado and bacon.
Next, scrape out your skillet and then add your butter. Once melted, add your buns and cook until toasted. Transfer to a plate.
Finally, add more butter to the skillet. Once melted, turn the heat down then add your eggs. Fry until the whites are completely set but the yolks still wiggle a little, roughly 3-4 minutes.
After everything is ready, assemble your burgers and dig in!
What To Serve With Fried Egg Burgers
Serve your breakfast burgers with one of these side dishes:
- 1/2 pound (8 ounces) ground beef (80/20 blend)
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 slices Swiss or cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons smashed avocado
- 2 strips bacon, cooked and cut into 4 slices
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- Salt and pepper, for seasoning
- 2 hamburger buns
- In large bowl gently mix together beef and salt. Shape into two patties that are roughly 1/2 inch thick and slightly larger than your buns, making a slight indent in the middle with your thumb. You don't want to overwork your meat or they'll become tough.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. When hot, add patties. Cook for 4 minutes. Flip then cook another 4 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 160F degrees. During the last minute of cooking, add cheese on top to melt. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- If necessary, scrape your skillet clean then add 1 tablespoon butter. Once melted, add all 4 bun halves, sliced side down. Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the skillet.
- Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Once melted, turn the heat down to low. Crack each egg, add to the skillet, and season with salt and pepper.. Cook until the whites are set but the yolks still wiggle a little, about 3-4 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat so the yolks don't overcook.
- Once ready to assemble, add 1 tablespoon avocado to the bottom of one bun. Add 1 burger, 2 slices bacon, and 1 egg. Gently add the top bun, being careful to not break the yolk yet. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
- When ready to serve, smash the top bun down to break the yolk then eat immediately.
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