Ok, even I’ll admit this burger is over the top. But it certainly was delicious! I had been wanting to do a burger with an over easy egg on it, and so I decided to craft it around a kind of “breakfast” theme – burger, bacon, over easy egg, and a maple coffee BBQ sauce. My original plan was to put it on an English muffin, but somehow I forgot about that small detail at breakfast that morning and ate it then. Oh well – buns worked out fine.
Breakfast Burger with Bacon, Over Easy Egg, and Maple Coffee BBQ Sauce
- About 10-12 ounces hamburger meat (I prefer 80/20 ratio) split into two patties
- 6 slices bacon
- 2 eggs
- 2 buns or English Muffins
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 can crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup fresh brewed coffee
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
Generously season patties on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill over a hot grill about 5 minutes per side for medium to medium rare.
Lay bacon on sheet pan and cook in 350 degree oven for about 12 – 14 minutes, or until just crisp. Place bacon on paper towel to drain off extra grease.
To make BBQ sauce, sweat onion in a medium sized sauce pan for about 10 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, coffee, mustard, maple syrup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and chicken broth. Season also with a little salt and pepper. Thoroughly whisk together and let cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes. Once sauce has cooked down and thickened up some, remove from heat and use either a blender or an immersion blender to puree it up.
While burgers are finishing up on the grill, brush them with a bit of BBQ sauce during last minute or two of grilling. Toast buns on grill.
Cook egg in non stick skillet over medium high heat. Season with salt and pepper, and cook just until whites are set. To help cook whites and yolks evenly, add a teaspoon or two of water to pan and cover with a lid during last 30 seconds of cooking.
Place burger on bun and add bacon and egg to burger. Slather top bun with more BBQ sauce, top burger with it, and serve.