By Mike Thayer
Can a person get tired of eating just burgers? HECK NO!
In a celebration of summer, yours truly is celebrating with what is THE iconic food of summer, the burger. For a week, lunch and dinner will feature some sort of burger, starting off with a classic cheeseburger and then going on an adventure from there. The adventure will travel through flavors from around the globe, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and more! There will be a variety in spices, toppings and meats!
For Day 7, it's breakfast for lunch! This burger puts some beef into the morning meal and kicks the typical breakfast sandwich up a couple notches! The great thing about this burger, is it's an excellent use of leftover burgers from last night's dinner. And there's just something a little extra special with that golden yoke from the over easy egg running down the side of the sandwich....
The Breakfast Burger
- One 1/4 pound beef patty
- One 1/4 pork sausage patty
- One slice of American cheese
- One slice of Cheddar cheese
- 3 slices of bacon
- One egg, over easy
- 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon of all purpose seasoning
- Artisan Hamburger buns, or an English muffin as a substitute
- A few tabs of butter and a bit of garlic to toast the buns/muffins
- Black pepper to taste
Fire up a large skillet over medium heat and start frying the bacon and the sausage patty if you don't have any leftover. Once that bacon fat starts to render, warm up the hamburger patty, the melt a slice of American cheese on it. Melt a slice of Cheddar cheese on the sausage patty. Once the bacon is crisp, drain on a paper towel, set aside. Taking advantage of the bacon fat, fry up the egg, over easy, hitting it with a dash of black pepper. In a separate pan, melt the butter, garlic and toast the buns. Create an aoili with the mayonnaise and all purpose seasoning and spread on the buns. Assemble the burger with the sausage patty, beef patty, the egg and bacon . Enjoy!
This burger cost about $2.95 to prepare. Try spending just that at a fast food restaurant for all that breakfast sandwich deliciousness!
Read up on the other great burger recipes like the "Classic," "Idaho," "Meatloaf," "Pizza," "Thanksgiving," "Cajun," "Mediterranean," "California," "Mexican," "Garlic Chicken Curry," "French Dip" and more, it's the Bachelor on the Cheap Burger Challenge!