Juicy Bacon-and-Egg Cheese Breakfast Burger

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger - BoulderLocavore

There is nothing like a good, juicy burger when one is in the mood and summer is certainly the season for them.  I’ve developed some tried-and-true tips that ensure my grilled burgers are always juicy, well-cooked but not overdone every time, making it fun to change things up with confidence about the outcome.

I’m really excited about these burgers today for a few reasons.  The inspiration came from a delicious challenge to create a new burger as part of a Burger Week effort hosted by NoshOn.It.  All week long fabulous food bloggers are creating burgers that I’m convinced will fill your summer with mouth-watering options no matter what you preferences are.  The parade of meat and vegetarian options are sure to dazzle and you’ll find links to my colleagues posting today below as a tantalizing sample of what the week will hold!  To follow the week and find the other recipes, simple click on the Burger Week badge below.

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger - BoulderLocavore

Now for these burgers!  I’m not sure exactly what sparked the idea of combining the best of breakfast with a burger but my muse delivered.  A cheesy grilled burger, topped by a fried egg, bacon, arugula and Sriracha-Sour Cream; do I have your attention?  Perhaps the best part is when they are squeezed to eat the yolk breaks, runs down the sides of the burger just enough to add to the juiciness.  I really can’t image a better combination of flavors with the added crunch of arugula which wilts a bit when added on top of the warm burger.  It struck me when assembling this probably qualified as ‘hangover food’ as well; something to take the edge off the morning after a bit too much fun.

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger - patty - BoulderLocavore

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger -sriracha-sour cream - BoulderLocavore

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger - bacon- BoulderLocavore

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger - fried egg - BoulderLocavore

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger - arugula - BoulderLocavore

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg Cheese Breakfast Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 juicy burger

This juicy, mouthwatering burger combines the best of breakfast and a burger to become and unforgettable meal. The egg yolk breaks when squeezing the burger to eat it allowing it to run into the other ingredients without becoming a mess. The arugula wilts slightly though still provides a nice crunch.

The recipe can be easily multiplied for the number of burgers desired maintaining the same ingredient quatities.

Ingredients

    Ingredient amount per burger:
  • 1/3 pound 85% Ground Beef, chilled
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, finely grated
  • Olive oil (to baste burgers)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1-2 slices Bacon, cooked until done but still pliable; drained
  • 1-2 teaspoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Arugula
  • 1 batch Sriracha-Sour Cream
  • 1 Hamburger Bun (gluten-free or with gluten)

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, cheese, a pinch of each salt and pepper. Work with hands to fully incorporate all ingredients. Form patty (or patties if making multiple burgers) and refrigerate until grill is fully heated.
  3. When grill is heated, baste one side of burger(s) with olive oil and place face down on grill. Close lid. Allow to cook 3 minutes to develop a sear.
  4. Baste the top of the burger(s) and flip over. Do NOT press down on burgers. Close grill lid and allow to cook an additional 6-8 minutes until juices are running clear (can cut into the top of the burger to ensure cooked to preferred doneness as well). Remove from grill and allow to rest while cooking the fried egg.
  5. Instructions to make Fried Egg:
  6. Heat a large, heavy, cast iron or non-stick skillet heat over medium-high heat and add butter to melt.
  7. When butter is foaming slightly swirl the pan to spread butter. Crack the egg carefully so as to not break the yolk and gently place in the heated skillet.
  8. Allow egg to cook until the white is opaque and firm. For Over Easy Egg: Slide the spatula underneath the egg and gently flip to the other side. Allow to cook 30 seconds to one minute or until browned to your liking. For Sunny Side Up Egg: Cover pan and allow yolk to reach your desired consistency. Egg whites can be basted with the pan drippings for additional flavor and color before covering as well. Remove from pan and layer on the burger.
  9. Assembling the Bacon-and-Egg Cheese Breakfast Burger:
  10. Place the hamburger on the bottom of the bun. Add a dollop of Sriracha-Sour Cream, followed by bacon strips, fried egg, arugula and top bun.
http://boulderlocavore.com/2014/06/bacon-and-egg-cheese-breakfast-burger.html

Juicy Bacon-and-Egg cheese Breakfast Burger  - BoulderLocavore

Check out other burgers that have been posted today for Burger Week:

Chipotle Black Bean Freekeh Sliders with Avocado Lime Crema {The Corner Kitchen}

Bibim Bap Burger {Kimchi Mom}

Barbecue Onion Burger {Very Culinary}

Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce {The Lemon Bowl}

Salmon Cake Sliders {Completely Delicious}

Hatch Chile Burger {The Little Ferraro Kitchen}

Enchilada Burgers {Bake Your Day}

Jalapeno + Cheddar Burger with Charred Corn Mayo {Simply Scratch}

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh my gosh. Sriracha sour cream? I think I just found the ultimate breakfast… WANT.
    Great site, this is my first visit (via Burger Week link-ups) and I’m loving your approach to food Toni! Thanks for this amazing burger recipe!

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