Admit it. You saw the word bacon and just went straight away clicking at the link. Yes, this is another burger recipe with bacon on it. However, it is not the star of the plate. This sunrise bacon burger also has a fried egg as topping so its definitely not your ordinary burger. The inspiration of all of this? Both the love for breakfast food and, of course, the sunrise burger offered at a popular restaurant chain, gave us the idea. If you love egg, bacon, and burgers, you should definitely give this a try. This recipe is good served for breakfast or lunch or even after a work out due to its high protein content.
- 5 slices of bacon
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 4 ounces smoked cheese (we prefer cheddar), sliced
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
- 3 tablespoons chopped scallions
- 1 ounce dry ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, at room temperature
- Burger buns (we suggest using our AT 10 recipe)
First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit then cover a baking sheet with foil. Arrange the bacon in a single layer on the sheet tray, then bake for 20-22 minutes, or until crispy. Don’t forget to rotate the pan halfway through. Once done, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and pat dry. Once the bacon has cooled, chop them into small pieces.
In a large bowl combine the bacon, ground chuck, sausage, scallions, ranch dressing mix, and pepper. Divide the mixture into four 6-6 1/2 ounce patties no more than 3/4” thick.
Place a cast iron pan, heavy-bottomed skillet or grill pan over a medium high flame and add vegetable oil. Then carefully add the burgers and cook for 4-5 minutes on one side once a nice, crust has formed. Flip, and top each patty with cheese, then cook for another 4-5 minutes. Transfer the burgers to a plate, cover and keep warm. Discard the grease in the pan, and reduce the heat to medium.
Reduce the heat of the pan to a low flame. Then, crack the eggs in the pan, and cook for about 2 minutes. Place an egg on each burger patty. Spread mayonnaise over the buns, and top with a burger and egg. Lastly, take time to appreciate this masterpiece sunrise burger you just made before devouring all of it. Enjoy!