I LOVE BURGERS!!! There, I said it and I own it. I could eat burgers every day (and for several years I actually did). So when I am at home I like to play with ingredients and create my own. Now in full disclosure, this specific recipe was inspired (heavily) by the meal plan from Core De Force from Beachbody with a couple of modifications to glam it up a bit. Enjoy!!
Good Morning Burgers (aka Buffalo Breakfast Burgers)
- 1 lb Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef (85/15)*
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 Jalapeno diced (with seeds if you like it spicier)
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Egg
- Butter Lettuce
- 8 slices of bacon
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
*Substituting for Bison is an awesome idea, in fact I actually prefer it. Turkey…..not so much.
- Dice the Jalapeno pepper and remove ribs and seeds (can be included if you like things a bit spicier)
- Combine the ground beef, jalapeno, Worcestershire sauce and cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. Mix until well blended (just get in there with your hands).
- Separate and roll the mixture into either 4 equal parts (think meatballs) for burgers or 8 equal parts for sliders. Sprinkle salt & pepper on meatballs.
- Cook bacon to desired doneness in either a large cast iron skillet or griddle over medium high heat. Set aside on paper towels to drain.
- Wipe pan or griddle to remove bacon bits but not all grease.
- Place burger patties in preheated pan (seasoned side down) and let sear for 3 minutes. Season with salt & pepper.
- Place a non-stick skillet on medium low heat on the cook top.
- Flatten burger patties with a spatula and cook for an additional minute.
- Flip burgers and continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes.
- Spray the non-stick skillet with cooking spray and add egg. Let egg cook for 3 minutes (instructions are for easy side up, if you prefer your eggs more well done, flip and cook longer but a runny yoke is divine in this dish).
- Remove burger patties from grill and remove egg pan from heat.
- Plate burgers on either lettuce leaves or buns of your preference and top with 2 pieces of bacon and fried egg.