Breakfast Burger

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Pork Sausage:

1 pound ground pork

2 tablespoons maple syrup

2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon granulated onion

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Burgers:

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

3 tablespoons canola oil

4 slices American cheese

4 large eggs

4 English muffins, sliced, buttered and toasted

8 slices bacon, crisped

Spicy Ketchup, recipe follows

Spicy Ketchup:

1/4 cup ketchup

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Directions

  1. For the sausage: Mix the sausage, syrup, sage, salt, fennel seeds, garlic, onion and red pepper together in a large bowl. 
  2. For the burgers: Form the pork sausage into 4 patties, about 3 inches in diameter. Sprinkle both sides of each patty liberally with salt and pepper. 
  3. Heat a grill, grill pan or cast-iron skillet over high heat, adding 2 tablespoons canola oil if applicable. Cook the patties for approximately 3 minutes, then flip and top with 1 slice of cheese (cover to melt). Continue cooking for an additional 3 minutes for medium, or continue cooking to your desired doneness. Remove and tent with foil. 
  4. In either the same skillet that you used to cook the pork patties or a clean skillet with the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil, bring to medium heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook the eggs just until the whites have set before carefully flipping; avoid breaking the yolk. 
  5. Build the burgers by placing each cooked patty on the English muffin bottoms. Top with the crisped bacon and fried eggs. Smear the tops of the English muffins with the Spicy Ketchup and place on top of the other ingredients. Serve immediately.

Spicy Ketchup:

  1. Whisk together the ketchup, lemon juice, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce together until combined.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.