With a waffle bun, crispy bacon, a poached egg and a drizzle of maple syrup, the breakfast burger has the perfect balance of sweet and salty with all the textures you could dream of. It may sound strange at first, but one bite and you’ll be hooked!
Okay, okay, let’s chat about this burger before you decide that I’m completely off my rocker. Because, well, I am. Off my rocker, that is, but that has absolutely nothing to do with these burgers, which are only 100% perfection. I have to admit, even my taste testers gave me that one eyebrow look when I said I was putting maple syrup on our hamburgers, but after one bite, they were turned to the other side. The side where sweet and savory always wins. The side where sugar and salt are like pb&j.
I’ve always loved pancakes for breakfast. With eggs and bacon on top and then drizzle maple syrup over the whole thing, then eat. This is not a totally uncommon love, but it’s one that you don’t understand until you’ve tasted it.I wanted to turn that into a hamburger. The perfect breakfast burger that could combine my love of bacon, maple syrup, eggs and hamburgers.
Of course you have to start with a waffle bun.I made gluten-free cornmeal waffles and they were the bomb (does anyone else still insist on saying “the bomb”? Just me?), but you could use whatever you’d like: frozen waffles, paleo waffles, dairy-free waffles, even chocolate chip waffles; whatever your heart desires. Once you choose your waffle, the rest is so easy.
Even poaching the egg. Don’t be nervous. I’ve now had 5 successful poached eggs and the only failure was when I tried to change what was working. If I can poach an egg, so can you my friends! I, of course, used Eggland’s Best. My poaching buddies. The whole dinner comes together in minutes, and it is definitely a fork and knife burger. A fork and knife burger you will love digging into.
- 1 lb extra lean ground beef (90% or higher)
- salt and pepper
- 8 waffles
- 8 slices of center cut bacon, cooked
- 4 eggs,poached (I used Eggland's Best)
- Pure maple syrup
- Preheat grill to 350. In a large bowl add a generous pinch of salt and pepper to ground beef and lightly mix to combine. Form into 4 hamburger patties. Gently press the center of each patty with your thumb (this promotes even cooking). Grill burgers to desired doneness (about 4 minutes per side for us).
- Layer each burger on a waffle. Top with 2 slices of bacon and poached egg. Drizzle with maple syrup and then top with second waffle. Serve immediately.
This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Eggland’s Best.