Beef/ Brunch 'n' Lunch

Breakfast Burgers

November 9, 2019

These breakfast burgers are made with ultra juicy beef burgers, stacked with the tastiest breakfast fillings and squished in a crispy toasted muffin!

breakfast burger with yolk dripping down on chopping board

The BEST Breakfast Burger!

Seriously though, this burger is about to change your life forever. And possibly waistline. But more so life. Anyway, here’s why I think you’ll love it:

  • ACTUALLY a breakfast burger – Not just a burger with a fried egg! (the shade 🤭)
  • Packed with flavour – With 7 different layers this breaky burger sure packs a punch in the flavour department!
  • EASY! – Can you fry an egg? Okay cool, you’re good to go.

This recipe is based on making 6 burgers, so perfect for feeding a crowd. They’re also lower maintenance than you may assume, as you only need one pan!

holding breakfast burger to camera with ingredients blurred in background

Breakfast Beef Burger

I did toy around with the idea of using sausage, which I guess is more of a ‘breakfast’ choice. But seeing as there are a good amount of ingredients in this that suggest breakfast, I went for beef.

As the beef burger is the star of the show, it’s important to treat it right.

Top Tips for the Perfect Beef Burger

  • High Fat – Great juicy beef burgers actually only have one ingredient, beef. One condition, it HAS to be high fat. At least 20%.
  • Room Temp – Make sure your beef is room temp before you fry it. If it’s cold, the meat will seize up and be chewy.
  • Don’t Overwork – When forming your patties, just make sure you don’t overwork the meat, otherwise they’ll come out tough and gritty.

When it comes to cooking the burger, it’s gotta be pan fry. Unless it’s summer then you can BBQ. But I live in Edinburgh so it’s always pan fry. *sighs*

How to Pan Fry Cheeseburgers (quick summary)

  1. Bring beef to room temp.
  2. Divide into 6.
  3. Gently form patty, make dent in patty.
  4. Add 3 to large pan with drizzle of oil.
  5. Flip.
  6. Add cheese.

How to pan fry burgers - 6 step by step photos

Top Tip – Making a small thumbprint in the burger patty before cooking helps decrease the amount of shrinking during cooking!

Breakfast Burger Toppings

  • English Muffins – Make the perfect burger buns! Toasted of course.
  • MayoSriracha Mayo to be exact. See recipe card for subs.
  • Hash Browns – But a quicker lazier version!
  • Smashed Avocado – Smashed, not mashed 😏
  • Bacon – Smoked streaky bacon FTW!
  • Cheeseburger – I always go for cheddar, but do follow your heart.
  • Fried Egg – Sunny-side-up!

When it comes to the order of toppings, you can totally freestyle if you want. I recommend the egg at the end, just so the yolk oozes out all over the burger. Also put the burger in the middle so it’s equally sandwiched with fillings.

For reference, here’s my order: Muffin -> Mayo -> Hash -> Avo -> Bacon -> Burger -> Egg -> Muffin.

How to make a breakfast burger - 6 step by step photos

Oh crikey, I’m starving all over again now. And yes, yes I did polish 3 of these off to myself… No regrets! 😁

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into this breakfast burger recipe shall we?!

closeup of burger with egg yolk pouring down the centre

How to make a Breakfast Burger (Full Recipe & Video)

breakfast burger with yolk dripping down on chopping board

Breakfast Burgers

These breakfast burgers are made with ultra juicy beef burgers, stacked with the tastiest breakfast items and squished in a crispy toasted muffin!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: American / English
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 6 burgers
Calories: 843kcal
Cost per serving: ยฃ2.50 / $3

Equipment:

  • 1 Large Frying Pan (or 2, optional) & Wooden Spoon
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Spatula/Turner
  • Box Grater (for hash browns)
  • Aluminium Foil (to wrap burgers, optional)

Ingredients (check list):

Burger

  • 1lb / 500g High Fat Beef Mince, at room temp (20%+)
  • 6 English Muffins, halved
  • 6 slices of Cheddar (or cheese of choice)
  • 6 tbsp Sriracha Mayo (see notes for subs)

Smashed Avocado

  • 2 small Avocados, peeled & stone removed
  • squeeze of Lemon Juice
  • drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lazy Hash Browns

  • 2 medium White Potatoes
  • 2-3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp each: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder

Bacon

  • 12 single rashers of Smoked Streaky Bacon

Egg

  • 6 medium Eggs

As needed

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Black Pepper

Instructions:

Burger

  • Divide 1lb/500g non-lean beef into 6 portions and very gently mould each portion into equal sized burger shapes. Push down the centre of each burger to make a mini dome shape. This will help with shrinkage. Heavily season one side of burger.
  • Heat a drizzle of oil over medium-high heat and add 3 burgers seasoned side down. Season the tops, allow to fry for a few mins, flip, then top with cheese. Fry for a few more mins until the cheese melts, then remove and repeat.
  • Either toast the muffins in a little of the burger fat, under the grill or in a toaster.

Lazy Hash Browns

  • Grate 2 potatoes on a box grater (no need to peel), then squeeze as much moisture out as you can.
  • Add to a pan of 2-3 tbsp melted butter and fry until it begins to brown, frequently stirring and breaking up the potato. Add 1/4tsp onion powder, garlic powder and seasoning to taste. Continue frying and breaking up until golden and crispy, adding more butter/oil if needed. If you want truly crispy hash then soak the grated potato in cold water and tightly ring in a cloth until dry.

Smashed Avo

  • Scoop the flesh of 2 avocados into a bowl and very gently smash (not mash) with a fork. Stir in a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Bacon

  • Fry, broil or bake 12 single rashers of bacon until preferred texture.

Egg

  • Crack 3 eggs at a time into a pan with a drizzle of oil (or touch of butter) over low medium heat. Gently fry until cooked through, with the yolk still clearly runny. Slice off any ugly bits at the end.

CONSTRUCTING

  • Muffin, then mayo, then hash brown, then avocado, then burger, finished with egg and other half of muffin. Half wrap in foil to eat if preferred.

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Beef - Important to get high fat beef, don't over work it and make sure it's not straight out the fridge. Great burgers only use high fat beef and a good helping of seasoning, not need for breadcrumbs, egg etc. Overworking the meat will make the burgers tough and gritty. Also frying the meat cold will make the beef seize up and go chewy.
b) Sauce - I love Sriracha Mayo with this recipe, but you could use either mayo or sriracha separately. Tomato jam and chilli jam also work nicely in this recipe.
c) Hash Browns - This is a lazy version, but I do have a recipe for McDonald's style hash brown patties if you want to take things to the max! As stated in the recipe, if you've got time to soak the grated potato and ring in a towel, they'll be extra crispy. This is just to squeeze as much moisture out and remove as much gloopy starch as possible.
d) One Pan - When I make these burgers I usually just do the whole thing in one pan and wipe out any excess oil with paper towels in between. Do feel free to multitask and use more than one pan!
e) Calories - Based on using, 80/20 beef, 1 tsp oil for frying burger, 1 tsp oil to fry eggs, 2 tbsp butter for hash browns, no oil for bacon, 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil for avocado. Over estimate as the burgers lose a fair amount of fat, but this is not taken into consideration. Per burger.

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 843 Calories from Fat 542
% Daily Value*
Fat 60.26g93%
Saturated Fat 16.953g85%
Trans Fat 1.266g
Polyunsaturated Fat 9.251g
Monounsaturated Fat 18.812g
Cholesterol 257mg86%
Sodium 739mg31%
Potassium 986mg28%
Carbohydrates 40.85g14%
Fiber 6.6g26%
Sugar 2.52g3%
Protein 35.64g71%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 344mg34%
Iron 4.69mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Haley D. Williams
    November 10, 2019 at 2:42 am

    5 stars
    I love breakfast burgers! It’s the best of two meals.

  • Reply
    Lauren Vavala
    November 10, 2019 at 2:37 am

    5 stars
    I love, love, love this recipe! My son, who is addicted to burgers at the moment, is begging me to make these for him now – haha!

  • Reply
    Krissy Allori
    November 10, 2019 at 2:22 am

    5 stars
    These breakfast burgers were a huge hit with my family! They asked me to save the recipe so I can make it again.

  • Reply
    Mirlene
    November 10, 2019 at 12:33 am

    5 stars
    I am drooling over this breakfast burger. Look so good and hearty.

  • Reply
    Anita
    November 9, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    5 stars
    These breakfast burgers look so good. Definitely one of the best thing to wake up to. ๐Ÿ˜€

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