Improv Challenge: Fried Egg Bacon Cheeseburgers

A few weeks ago, Tom saw a burger that featured a fried egg as a topping and asked me to please make that one day soon. Since we’re going to Florida shortly, I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off before we went.

But then I received the email from Kristin, reminding me that the two ingredients for this month’s Improv Challenge is Bacon and Eggs. I would call that divine intervention of the burger variety, wouldn’t you?

I’m one of those people who strongly believes that a burger is only as good as the toppings on it. Bacon is a very popular choice in this house. As is going for the less common American cheese but unfortunately, I am the only one interested in adding vegetables to my burger.

Bacon + cheddar + fried egg sounds like a good enough meal on its own so I figured it could only be made better by shoving it on top of a lean ground beef burger and sandwiching it in between two potato rolls (the roll of choice in this house). Of course, I was right. I’m rarely wrong when it comes to choices involving bacon.

Fried Egg Bacon Cheeseburgers
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
Servings: 4
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    • 1 lb. lean ground beef
    • 1/4 cup onion, diced
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 tbsp. steak sauce
    • pinch of kosher salt
    • pinch of black pepper
    • 4 slices cheddar cheese
    • 4 eggs
    • 4 slices bacon, cooked
    • lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles

1. Preheat a grill to high heat.
2. Combine ground beef, onion, garlic, steak sauce, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Form into 4 patties.
3. Grill the burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
4. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
5. Crack the egg into the skillet and either fry or cook sunny side up. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining eggs.
6. Place the cheese on top of the burgers and allow to melt, then transfer burgers to a plate.
7. Place burger on the bun, add a slice of bacon, top with the egg and any of your desired other toppings.

Napkins. You will need lots and lots of napkins for this burger. However, it’s just as delicious (or maybe even more so) than it sounds. 

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  1. wow! Now that's a burger! (Any time we grill & have cheddar & bacon for toppings, we run out…)

  2. In Japan, a fried egg is often served atop a "Hamburger Steak." So, your photo and recipe are quite tantalizing. And with the addition of bacon and cheese – it's quite the tempting burger you've created. Congratulations!

  3. Haha, we've learned it is only acceptable to use bacon and cheddar on burgers when there can be tons of extras made for snacking while the burgers are cooking. 🙂

  4. Man, I love a fried egg on top of a burger. Such a great combo. I need to make these again soon. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  5. My hubby loves a bacon and egg sandwich, so this would be Nirvana for him!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. My older kid adores bacon and eggs on a burger, these would be gone in seconds. Yummm!!!

  7. Yum, nothing beats a good burger. I too have always wanted to try topping a burger with a fried egg- you may have given me the final push to do so.

  8. Now THAT's a burger – talk about a crave-worthy sandwich!

  9. This is such a hearty looking sandwich. I am going to have to try this for my bacon/egg/hamburger loving family.

  10. Yum!! This cheeseburger looks ridiculously good!

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