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The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

This is the best breakfast burger recipe, hands down! Juicy smoked burgers are topped with melty cheese, crisp bacon and a delicious fried egg.

The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

It’s officially grilling season here so we’ve fired up the Traeger and have been enjoying the warmer weather.  Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers are at the top of the must make list to kick off our summer of BBQ!

The best brunch burger is one that is made from scratch, with our famous smoked burger recipe as the base!

This fried egg burger recipe is one that we all love, especially the teenagers!  It reminds me of one of my favorite breakfast foods, the bacon and egger served at any fast food joint.  

The english muffins topped with an over easy egg and bacon are always on the menu when we’re road tripping!  This recipe takes those up a notch or twenty – you’re going to want to make these tonight!

Too busy to make this right away? Pin it for later! Add this recipe to your favorite board on Pinterest and it will be there for when you need it.

A restaurant-quality burger starts with a few simple ingredients from the grocery store: lean ground beef, pork, eggs and spices. After many seasons of BBQ, we’ve combined these ingredients in a way that makes for the best burger recipes!

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The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

The entire family is sure to love this homemade burger with its golden brown toasted bun, perfectly smoked pattie and golden runny egg yolk. These burgers are cooked low and slow on the smoker, locking in the juicy flavor!  

This is our preferred method of cooking hamburgers but if you don’t have a smoker, not to worry!  I’ve linked up our delicious homemade pattie recipe that is ideal for cooking on the grill of your barbecue too.

The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

Making your own burger patties is actually super easy!  Let me show you how…

Breakfast pattie recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup homemade bbq sauce (or favorite BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely diced (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp hamburger seasoning (or Montreal steak spice)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder

Toppings:

  • 12 slices of bacon, cooked
  • 12 eggs, fried
  • Cheddar cheese, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

*This homemade hamburger pattie recipe is also delicious and does not require a smoker.  We use these two pattie recipes interchangeably, depending on how much time we have.  

You could also use this delicious pattie recipe and simply cook the burgers at a higher temperature on your barbecue rather than smoking.  The possibilities are endless!

hamburger pattie process

Directions:

1. Gather all of the ingredients.

2. In a large bowl combine ground meat.

Smoked Burger Meat Mixture

3. Add onion, egg and seasonings.

smoked burger mixture mixed

4. Mix until well combined.

5. Use a kitchen scale to weigh out 5 oz balls from the meat mixture.

6. Form the balls into patties by hand or use a pattie press.

Smoked Burger Recipe Process

7. Place the patties on the smoker at 165 degrees F for two hours.

Frying bacon in a cast iron skillet

8. In a cast iron skillet, cook the bacon on medium heat.

frying eggs in a cast iron skilelt

9. Fry the eggs in the bacon grease (or olive oil) on medium.  Do not cover and fry until the egg whites are cooked (about 10 minutes).

Tip: the best part of a good fried egg is the runny yolk so be sure to not over cook them.

10. Now place the patties on a grill preheated to 425 degrees F.

11. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees F. 

Fried Eggs and Bacon

12. Flip half way through cooking and top each burger with a slice of cheese.

13. Serve each burger on hamburger buns topped with a slice of crispy bacon and a fried egg.

Tip: place the top and bottom bun in the broiler for 1-2 minutes for toasted hamburger buns.

14. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This easy recipe makes 12 juicy burgers.

The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

Tips and tricks:

  • Create an all beef burger but omitting the pork and using ground beef instead.
  • Add additional onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper or kosher salt if desired.
  • Place patties in a single layer or between sheets of parchment paper for easy transporting.
  • Use your favorite burger seasoning instead of steak spice.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days.
The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

How long do you cook hamburger patties?

  • Hamburgers can be cooked in a slow cooker on high for 5 hours or low for 7-9 hours.
  • Patties may be placed in an air fryer basket and cooked for 6-7 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • Hamburger patties can be cooked on the gas grill grate or charcoal grill for 8-10 minutes.
  • Smoked hamburgers take 2 hours to cook when smoked at 165 degrees F.
  • Baked hamburgers in the oven take about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, cook juicy burger patties on medium-high heat for 7-9 minutes.
  • Use a food thermometer to make sure that the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.
The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

These delicious burgers are ideal any time of the day!  A good burger is always made better with a side of french fries, hash browns, pasta salad or potato chips.

The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

Add your favorite burger toppings to customize each burger to your tastes.

Topping suggestions:

  • Change up the cheese!  You could use swiss cheese, mozzarella or provolone.
  • Top with sauteed mushrooms or sweet caramelized onions.
  • Add a slice of tomato, pickles or lettuce.
  • Ham or Canadian bacon would be delicious additions too!
The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

We clearly love our burgers around here!  Check out a few more of our favorite recipes…

More hamburger recipes:

Breakfast Burger Recipe

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The Best Breakfast Burger Recipe

Breakfast Burger Recipe

This is the best breakfast burger recipe, hands down! Juicy smoked burgers are topped with melty cheese, crisp bacon and a delicious fried egg.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Heather Painchaud
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Ingredients
 

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup homemade bbq sauce or favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup white onion finely diced (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp hamburger seasoning or Montreal steak spice
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 12 slices of bacon cooked
  • 12 eggs fried
  • Cheddar cheese sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • 1. Gather all of the ingredients.
  • 2. In a large bowl combine ground meat.
  • 3. Add onion, egg and seasonings.
  • 4. Mix until well combined.
  • 5. Use a kitchen scale to weigh out 5 oz balls from the meat mixture.
  • 6. Form the balls into patties by hand or use a pattie press.
  • 7. Place the patties on the smoker at 165 degrees F for two hours.
  • 8. In a cast iron skillet, cook the bacon on medium heat.
    9. Fry the eggs in the bacon grease (or olive oil) on medium.  Do not cover and fry until the egg whites are cooked (about 10 minutes).
  • 10. Now place the patties on a grill preheated to 425 degre
    11. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center reads 160 degrees F. 
  • 12. Flip half way through cooking and top each burger with a slice of cheese.
  • 13. Serve each burger on hamburger buns topped with a slice of crispy bacon and a fried egg.
  • 14. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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